British Columbia: Upper Montney gas gauged at Nig

Yoho Resources Corp. and Progress Energy Resources Corp., both of Calgary, have gauged gas-condensate in Devonian Upper Montney tight sands at horizontal wells at Nig northwest of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

Yoho Resources Corp. and Progress Energy Resources Corp., both of Calgary, have gauged gas-condensate in Devonian Upper Montney tight sands at horizontal wells at Nig northwest of Dawson Creek, British Columbia.

The d-97-H/94-H-4 well, in the northern part of Yoho’s land block 8 miles north of the first Yoho-operated well at Nig, flowed up tubing from the horizontal section on clean-up at a rate of 5.6 MMcfd with 700 psig on a 38/64-in. choke with an average 56 b/d of free condensate after a seven-stage frac using a plug and perf completion.

Yoho estimates liquids production to be in excess of 30 bbl/MMcf, 40-50% condensate.

The company’s first Yoho horizontal well at Nig, a-41-A/94-H-4, was placed on production in November 2011 through third party facilities at initial rates of 5 MMcfd. The d-97-H/94-H-4 well is expected to be on production early in 2012.

Yoho and Progress are drilling a third horizontal well targeting the Upper Montney. The area is also prospective for Lower Montney, which is expected to be tested in early 2012 with the drilling of a fourth well.

Yoho has accumulated 40,751 gross (20,375 net) acres of land at Nig. Yoho anticipates it will apply to license a 25 MMcfd compressor station at Nig, construction of which will depend on upcoming drilling results.

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