Pacific Stratus tests gas well in Lower Magdalena basin

The La Creciente-3 well in the Lower Magdalena basin tested gas at extrapolated rates as high as 25 MMcfd and indicated a production potential similar to that measured at the La Creciente-1 discovery well.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 25 -- The La Creciente-3 well in the Lower Magdalena basin tested gas at extrapolated rates as high as 25 MMcfd and indicated a production potential similar to that measured at the La Creciente-1 discovery well, said Pacific Stratus Energy Ltd., Toronto.

The LCA-3 well, deviated southwest from the discovery well pad on Prospect A of the La Creciente Block, went to TD 12,950 ft MD (10,977 ft TVD subsea). The maximum rate was obtained on a 32/64-in. choke with 4,453 psi wellhead flowing pressure.

The company cemented production liner and plans to run a vertical seismic profile log and a second drillstem test. It will also compare production results between the two wells.

The Cienaga de Oro reservoir consists of 630 ft (true thickness) of well-sorted coarse to fine-grain sandstones, of which the upper zone consists of 257 ft of gas-bearing sandstones. The interval has 219 ft of net reservoir sandstones, 15.5% average porosity, and 27.3% average water saturation.

The rig moved to Prospect D to spud the LCD-1 well 5.5 km north of the discovery well on Oct. 26.

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