Exploration/Development news briefs, Nov. 10

Quicksilver Resources � Vintage Petroleum � International Oil & Gas � Harken Energy


An article in "Exploration/Development news briefs, Nov. 6" (OGJ Online, Nov. 6), incorrectly stated that Quicksilver Resources Inc. produces coalbed methane in Michigan. Quicksilver produces gas from the Antrim Shale in Michigan, which it says is geologically similar to coalbed methane deposits. OGJ Online regrets the error.

Vintage Petroleum Inc., Tulsa, has tested the An Naeem No. 2 stepout on the S-1 Damis Block in Yemen. The well encountered 120 ft of net pay in the Alif formation, which flowed 27.7 MMcfd of gas and 880 bbl of condensate. Drilled to 4,670 ft, the well was drilled to evaluate the possible existence of an oil rim 165 ft downdip of the An Naeem No. 1 drilled earlier this year. A third well may be drilled to test the oil rim, Vintage said.

International Oil & Gas Inc., Dallas, said Wednesday that it has encountered three major natural gas zones while drilling the Wood Reef No. 1 wildcat in Hood County, Tex. The gas showings were in the Mississippian, the Barnet Shale, and the Atoka Sands. Drilling was completed in the Ellenburger at a depth of 5,676 ft.

Harken Energy Corp. will spud the second exploratory well on the Cambulos Association Contract block in the Middle Magdalena Valley, Colombia, in December. Manantial No. 1 will be drilled on the Delta prospect in the southeast corner of the 41,000-acre block. It will test the Hoyon formation. Harken holds 100% of the well.

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