Producers tested play boundaries during the first quarter of 2021 in several areas for the Montney, Duvernay, Charlie Lake and Clearwater, among other plays, reports the latest edition of the geoXPLORER newsletter.
Highlights of spud activity across the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB) during Q1 include:
- Kelt Exploration Ltd. is pushing the Montney beyond the known Deep Basin and over-pressure limits, focusing on its northeast Peace River Block assets in the Oak/Siphon/Gopher areas (T86-87, R15-19W6) of northeast B.C. The TVD target depth is unknown for the 2021 wells, but five horizontals were spud off of three pads in Q1 2021 (see map above).
- “Large, contiguous blocks of available Montney rights exist between the Kelt lands and the majority of the Montney fairway,” says Burdine Rex, P.Geol., newsletter contributor. “The results of Kelt’s wells could expand the Montney resource play across the basin.”
- Ridgeback Resources Inc. is testing Charlie Lake limits in northwest Alberta with two horizontal wells (100/04-20-082-11W6/00 and 100/11-10-082-11W6/00) drilled east of the known subcrop edge.
- Other highlights in this edition feature interesting Q1 spuds for: Hitic Energy Ltd. (Duvernay), Headwater Exploration Inc. (Clearwater), Sitka Exploration Ltd. (Ellerslie), Karve Energy Inc. (Colony), Crescent Point Energy Corp. (Ratcliff) and Villanova Energy Inc. (Alida).
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