Delphi Energy's two Montney wells reached a combined gross target rate of 12 million cu ft per day (MMcf/d) and 660 barrels per day (b/d) of wellhead condensate.
Production from the company's first Montney horizontal well at Bigstone East had a rate of 6.3 MMcf/d of raw natural gas and 330 b/d of wellhead condensate. With a shallow-cut gas plant natural gas liquids (NGL) yield estimated at 32 barrels per million cu ft (bbl/MMcf), the total liquids yield is currently 84 bbls/MMcf with 70% being plant and wellhead condensate. Since recovering 100% of the frac oil six days ago, the well has produced at an average rate of 5.9 MMcf/d and 425 b/d of wellhead condensate.
Production from the second Bigstone East Montney well, three miles southwest of the first well, has also increased to a rate of 5.6 MMcf/d of raw natural gas and 330 b/d of wellhead condensate. With a shallow-cut gas plant NGL's yield estimated at 32 bbls/MMcf, the total liquids yield is currently 90 bbls/MMcf with 72% being plant and wellhead condensate. This well has recovered 84% of its frac oil.
The company plans to produce the wells at variable rates and pressures over the next few months to evaluate and optimize production rates and wellhead condensate yields.
A third horizontal well has been rig released after reaching a planned total depth of 5,119 m (16,794 ft) with 2,238 m (7,342 ft) of horizontal hole successfully drilled. Completion operations of this third Bigstone East well will commence after spring break-up.
The Woodrush oil and gas project in British Columbia consists of 9 wells, which in 2012 averaged more than 380 BOE per day, and with water flooding under way, the operator is targeting production to rise to 700 BOE per day.
The Earning Well is targeting the Triassic Upper Montney at a true vertical depth of approximately 1,760 metres and the horizontal well trajectory will be approximately 2,200 metres in length.