OPERATIONS REPORT: GAS FLOWS COMMENCE AT RIDGE RUNNER 11-17 WELL
- Gas flows have begun from production operations at Ridge-Runner 11-17 well
- Test rates at the well were in excess of 5 million cubic feet of gas per day
Marion Energy Limited (ASX: MAE, MAEO, MAEOA) advises that gas flows
have commenced from the Ridge Runner 11-17 well (RR 11-17) at its Clear
Creek, Utah project. Workover operations were commenced at this well on
12 April 2011.
This well was originally drilled by Marion in 2006 and has been shut in
since it was completed. It has subsequently been connected to the gathering
system and pipeline. The RR 11-17 well underwent extensive testing during
the completion operations and production test rates in excess of 5 million
cubic day feet of gas per day were achieved over several months of testing.
The well is considered to potentially be the biggest producer of Marion's
Clear Creek wells. The well is located on the same drill pad as the RR 13-17
well, where significant operational progress has already been made. The gas
flows at the RR 11-17 well are significantly surging from time to time which
is very encouraging as the well is currently at the early stages of pumping
operations. However, due to these fluctuations, no meaningful gas flow rates
can be given at this time.
The RR 11-17 has a high volume pumping unit installed on the wellhead.
As with all the other wells currently undergoing workover operations, pumping
activity has commenced to draw down the fluid level in the well. A level of
approximately 200 feet above the pump is the target and this level is required
before optimum producing conditions can be achieved.
Marion Energy has a 100% working interest in the Clear Creek project.
Further updates will be provided as workover operations progress.