Questerre spuds Fortierville horizontal well in Uticah Shale

Source: Questerre Energy

Questerre Energy Corporation spud the Fortierville No. 1 horizontal well in the Utica Shale play of Canada.

The Fortierville well is situated between St. Edouard No. 1A and Gentilly No. 2 and will test an unstructured area in the play fairway. Total measured depth for this well is programmed at 3439m with a 1000m horizontal leg into the middle Utica interval. Subject to final results, Questerre anticipates the completion will likely include an 8-stage fracture stimulation. Results are expected in the third quarter of 2010.

The operator and its partners also plan to complete the Gentilly No. 2 horizontal well. In addition to the target middle Utica interval, an analysis of the drilling logs indicates the horizontal leg has been partly drilled in the lower Utica interval. The completion program will include testing of both the middle and lower intervals within the Utica formation with a total of five stage fracs. Questerre anticipates results will provide important technical data about stimulation of these intervals. Completion operations are scheduled for the end of the second quarter.

The Company also reported that preliminary planning work has commenced for a 3-D seismic survey of the St. Edouard area to identify future pilot pad locations. The St. Edouard No. 1A horizontal well is currently on a long-term production test and continues to meet expectations. The Company and the operator are evaluating pipeline options to tie in the St. Edouard location to the local distribution system.

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