Buccaneer Energy Limited (ASX:BCC) Kenai Loop 1 Gross Gas Pay Increased.
A technical review of the logs from the Kenai Loop # 1 well has been completed and the results indicate that 26 separate gas zones were intersected while drilling; this is an increase from the 16 zones originally announced. Total gross pay increased from 510' to 645'.
The original planned drilling depth was anticipated to be 10,500'; this was subsequently increased to 10,640' as more gas zones were intersected. Logs indicate that additional gas zones were being intersected when drilling ceased.
A flow test over 4 different choke sizes, a 4 point test, was successfully completed on 2 zones (of the 26 intersected) totalling 60' of gross perforated pay out of 87' in gross pay in the two zones, an Absolute Open Flow Potential (AOFP) was calculated as 33.2 million cubic feet per day ("MMCFD") from this testing.
The high AOFP demonstrates the excellent permeability and porosity of the 2 zones perforated and tested. The permeability and reservoir pressures are comparable to the Cannery Loop # 1 ("CL #1") and Cannery Loop # 4 ("CL #4") wells, both of which produced from the comparable Upper Tyonek sands tested in the Kenai Loop # 1 well.
The CL # 1 well is 1.9 miles and the CL #4 well is 1.5 miles from the Kenai Loop # 1 well location.
There were 11 wells in total in the Cannery Loop field that produced a total of 178 BCF (~22 MMBOE).
The Company's initial assumptions are that Kenai Loop # 1 will deliver a long term deliverable production rate of 6 - 8 MMCFD (750 - 1000 BOEPD) over an initial 2 years, with approximately 10 BCF being ultimately recoverable from the 2 zones tested.
The additional 24 zones that remain untested would be incremental.
Kenai Loop # 1 Previous Results
In the initial phase of the testing program, the Kenai Loop # 1 was successfully tested, flowing gas to the surface at a rate of 10.0 million cubic feet per day on a 20/64" choke with a FTP (flowing tubing pressure) of 3,495 psi.
The Company has up to 26 zones totalling 645' of gross pay identified by logs as test candidates in the Beluga and Upper Tyonek Formations. As the rig needed to be released back to Marathon on 1 June 2011, 2 of the 3 high graded zones in the Upper Tyonek Formation were chosen to be perforated and tested.
The 2 zones total 87' of gross pay were described as follows:
Zone 1 has an upper sand of 37' of gross pay which logs have confirmed as being quality reservoir with high porosity and good permeability. This upper sand package had a "gas kick" during drilling operations. There is an additional 12' of lower sand which is a lesser quality sand, but remains attractive. Only the upper portion of this zone is included in the testing program.
Zone 2 is an additional massive sandstone zone of approximately 50' of gross pay which logs indicate has good porosity and permeability.
For the complete announcement including the summary of the production statistics, please refer to the following link:
About Buccaneer Energy Limited:
Buccaneer Energy's (ASX:BCC) wholly owned subsidiary Buccaneer Resources is based in Houston, Texas and is an upstream oil and gas company. It specialises in the development and expansion of behind-pipe proved and probable reserves and low-risk exploration plays with growth potential.
Buccaneer's growth strategy is focused on the progressive expansion of oil and gas production and reserves by acquiring significant working interests in low-cost, low-risk development properties that possess significant undeveloped upside.
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