Alaska: North Tarn exploratory well spuds

Brooks Range Petroleum Corp. has spud the North Tarn-1 exploratory well on Alaska's North Slope.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 14
-- Brooks Range Petroleum Corp. has spud the North Tarn-1 exploratory well on Alaska's North Slope.

The onshore wellsite is on State Lease ADL390680, 2 miles west of the Kuparuk River Unit and east of the Miluveach River. Projected total depth is 6,440 ft with Brookian sands expected at 5,000 ft. Drilling time is estimated at 20 days.

Joint venture participants may also drill a sidetrack delineating one or both of the targeted Brookian and Kuparuk C sands at an approximate depth is 6,200 ft depending on the results of the initial wellbore.

Participants include Brooks Range, Alaska Venture Capital Group LLC, Eni Petroleum US LLC, Ramshorn Investments Inc., and TVI Pacific Inc., parent of TG World Energy Corp.

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