The move extends the pool at the HZ 1-8-48-27W4 Rex well at Wizard Lake, located in west central Alberta.
Calgary-based Point Loma is advancing the well as part of a farmout program with Salt Bush Energy Ltd, and this was one of two wells under the agreement.
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The initial well was drilled from an existing padsite to a depth of 3,033 metres with a 1,461-metre lateral section. Point Loma said it encountered “excellent” reservoir quality throughout the lateral section, with oil shows, porosities and gas readings higher that those recorded in the original discovery well.
Other highlights included 35 frac sleeves cemented into the wellbore, a 30% increase over the previous well.
The well will be put into production after completion in mid-August, Point Loma said in a statement.
In May, the oil junior said Salt Bush Energy had agreed to incur 100% of the costs to drill, complete and equip the two wells. Salt Bush currently has a 30% working interest in the project.
According to Point Loma, the two well farm-out option should result in three producing oil wells. Point Loma will be the operator with a 50% working interest. In addition, the oil company would have a 25% before payout and 50% after payout working interest in both the test well and earning well, as well as a 50% working interest in the remaining land.
Salt Bush will spend a total of approximately C$5 million in capital on the two well farm-out to delineate the pool.
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