MGM to test Mackenzie Delta gas discovery

MGM Energy Corp., Calgary, plans in February to test a discovery on Ellice Island in northern Canada's Mackenzie Delta that encountered four zones that contain natural gas.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Jan. 20 -- MGM Energy Corp., Calgary, plans in February to test a discovery on Ellice Island in northern Canada's Mackenzie Delta that encountered four zones that contain natural gas.

The deviated Ellice J-27 exploration well went to 2,102 m, 1,999 m true vertical depth, cut 57 m of gas-bearing sandstones in the four intervals. The company will test two of the zones and expects test rates to be sufficient to gain regulatory approval of a significant discovery license to encompass all prospective reservoirs.

MGM planned the well, first in this season's three-well program, to test the Tertiary Lower Taglu and Aklak reservoirs in the footwall or southern part of the Ellice Island anticline.

MGM will move the Akita-Equitak 64 rig to the Ellice J-17 location where it expects to spud by Feb. 1. Ellice J-17 is planned to test a stratigraphic play on the west side of Langley Island.

The well locations are 80 miles northwest of Inuvik, NWT.

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