Cabot starts production from Louisiana gas wells

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, said Wednesday that it has recently turned in-line two of its operated discoveries in Louisiana, Augen and Bon Ton, in which Cabot has a 50% working interest. The wells are producing more than 38 MMcfed combined, or 13.3 MMcfed net to Cabot.


Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., Houston, said Wednesday that it has recently turned in-line two of its operated discoveries in Louisiana, Augen and Bon Ton, in which Cabot has a 50% working interest. The wells are producing more than 38 MMcfed combined, or 13.3 MMcfed net to Cabot.

Each well is producing at a gross rate of over 17 MMcfd. The Augen well is also producing 247 b/d of oil (gross) with flowing tubing pressure of 8,600 psi, and Bon Ton is producing 345 b/d of oil (gross) with flowing tubing pressure of 6,150 psi.

At the Etouffee prospect in Kent Bayou field, expansion of the existing production facilities is being completed, says Cabot, and an oil pipeline is being laid to transport output from this field (OGJ, Jan. 3, 2000, p. 28). Cabot holds a 33.3% working interest in the Etouffee prospect. The operator is Union Pacific Resources Inc., which recently merged with Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

These enhancements will allow the Etouffee facility to reach optimum production rates on the first two wells in the fourth quarter, when the Continental Land & Fur (CL&F) #3 well should also be on-line, said Cabot. Completion operations are under way on CL&F #3. As a result of ongoing discussions with Anadarko, Cabot says it's confident the production facility and pipeline modifications can maximize production from the first three wells beginning in November.

Based on open hole logs, CL&F #3 is the best well drilled to date on the Etouffee prospect, says Cabot. The well was drilled 250 ft updip of the discovery well and cut a 535 ft gross interval, with 260 ft of net pay.

A fourth Etouffee well in the Kent Bayou field will spud soon.

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