Bridge-Paramax testing discoveries in Idaho

By OGJ editors
-- Calgary independents Bridge Resources Corp. and Paramax Resources Ltd. plan a multiwell development program starting in the third quarter to achieve early production from gas discoveries near Boise in western Idaho.

The companies’ five-well exploratory drilling program has resulted in two confirmed discoveries and two more possible discoveries pending tests, said Bridge Resources.

“The drilling results were at the top end of expectations, comprising two discoveries confirmed by production testing, the M.L. Investments 1-10 and Espino 1-2, and two potential discoveries pending production test confirmation, the Island Capitol 1-19 and State 1-17,” Bridge Resources said.

The Espino 1-2 well has been perforated in Pliocene sands below 1,600 ft and has cleaned up to start producing water-free gas. Flow rate tests will be conducted over several days.

The completion rig will move from the Espino well to next test comparable shallow gas sands in the State well located 7 km southwest. The two wells straddle the interstate gas pipeline and provide the earliest production opportunity.

The companies are preparing to shoot detailed seismic over the structures tested by the M.L. Investments and Island Capitol wells prior to development drilling.

The fifth well, Schwartz 1-10, was a test of a different trap type in a more remote part of the basin. Gas shows while drilling were deemed noncommercial, and the well has been abandoned.

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