Newfoundland

Newfoundland’s government Nalcor Energy encountered a hydrocarbon-bearing zone that warrants flow testing at Seamus-1, the first of three planned wildcats in the Anticosti basin onshore western Newfoundland.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 26
– Newfoundland’s government Nalcor Energy encountered a hydrocarbon-bearing zone that warrants flow testing at Seamus-1, the first of three planned wildcats in the Anticosti basin onshore western Newfoundland.

The well reached a total depth of 3,160 m The zone is to be tested based on gas shows during drilling and geophysical log responses. The zone is behind casing.

Nalcor Energy didn’t give a formation name or depth but said the “geological and geophysical prognosis of formation depths and stratigraphy anticipated from our pre-well analysis proved to be accurate.”

The well is to be tested later this summer with a service rig, allowing the rotary rig to move to the second site, Finnegan-1, expected to spud in June. The third location, Darcy-1, is to be drilled this fall.

The three wells, in the Parsons Pond area, are the first of this depth to be drilled in this part of the basin. Holding interests in the drilling program are Deer Lake Oil & Gas Inc., Investcan Energy Corp., Leprechaun Resources Ltd, and Vulcan Minerals Inc.

Other Canadian independents plan to drill four exploratory wells this summer on Anticosti Island farther west in the basin (OGJ Online, May 5, 2010).

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