Junex Inc. of Quebec City said Galt No. 4 horizontal well has produced 17,798 bbl of light, sweet crude oil total during a 221-day production test in eastern Quebec. Junex has received a drilling permit for the Junex Galt No. 6 horizontal well.
The Galt No. 5 horizontal well was drilled in 2015 and remains shut ending a pressure build.
Quebec regulations allow 240 days total for production testing, but Junex used the last 19 days performing various other operations on Galt No. 4, including retrieval and replacement of downhole pressure gauges and testing from specific intervals in the horizontal leg.
The extended production test ended Nov. 28. The Galt No. 4 discovery well was drilled in 2014 to 2,400 m TD, of which 1,503 m was in the reservoir. The well was tested in 2015 and in 2016.
Maximum production measured during 2015 was 396 b/d over 24 hr. The average production rate observed at 30 days of production was 240 b/d.
Peter Dorrins, Junex president and chief executive officer, said oil production will be brought on stream at Galt No. 4 once the production lease is issued.
Significant oil shows associated with fracture porosity recorded during drilling and from logging indicate the reservoir is intensely fractured. Junex said Galt No. 4 had no reservoir stimulation. Junex holds a 70% interest in the Galt property and 100% interest in the adjacent acreage.