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June 16, 2014
05:09 EDTSSNSamson Oil & Gas provides operational advisory
The Bluff #1-11 well has reached a total depth of 8,900 feet after intersecting pre-Cambrian basement. Prior to reaching total depth, significant mud losses were observed at 8,836 feet, which necessitated a trip out to the casing shoe, while the lost mud volume was replaced. On tripping back into the hole at 8,400 feet, the well kicked and was shut in at the surface utilizing the blowout preventer. 1,620 psi was recorded on the annulus at this point, increasing to 2,080 psi with a 9.3 lbs per gallon mud weight recorded. Loss circulation material was circulated and primary well control was regained and the well was static so that drilling could continue to the total depth and the initial wireline logging program could be initiated. The tool string was unable to get past 7,330 feet on two separate occasions; the second attempt after a clean out trip. A decision was taken to employ drill pipe conveyed logging tools. Whilst preparations were under way to do a further cleanout trip ahead of this operation, the well flowed with a 9.4 lb. per gallon mud weight in the hole and was therefore shut in at the surface with 200 psi recorded beneath the blow out preventer increasing to 1,100 psi. A surface kill operation is underway. Various oil shows were recorded in the Permian, Pennsylvanian and Mississippian targets. Oily mud was observed at 8,090 feet and 8,430 feet and the mud analysis recorded up to 5% of contained oil at 8,650 feet. These shows will be evaluated using wire line logs after primary well control is re-established, which is expected to take several days.
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05:02 EDTSSNSamson Oil & Gas provides operational advisory
The infill development plan for North Stockyard consists of 8 middle Bakken wells that have been drilled and 22 Three Forks wells. The Three Forks wells consist of 8 First Bench Three Forks wells, 6 Second Bench Three Forks wells, and 8 Third Bench Three Forks wells. Frontier Rig 24 has set and cemented the 9-5/8 inch surface casing on the Bootleg 8-14-15TF2H. Presently, the intermediate section of the wellbore is being drilled at depth of 10,397 feet. Bootleg 8 is the first well in the North Stockyard field to target the Second Bench of the Three Forks. Spacing approval has been received for a total of 22 wells in the Three Forks Formation and therefore will maintain a development drilling program over the forthcoming 2 years within the North Stockyard Field. The Bootleg 5-14-15TFH frack has been completed. A total of 35 stages were successfully completed with 8.15 million pounds of sand placed. The Bootleg 4-14-15TFH frack is underway and the plan is to fracture stimulate 28 stages with a total of 4.5 million pounds of sand. A rig is on site repairing the liner on the Matilda Bay 1, but the operation has been temporarily suspended to shut-in the well for the Bootleg 4 and 5 fracks. Following the fracture stimulation the work–over will reconvene. The Matilda Bay 2 is currently shut-in for the Bootleg 4 and 5 fracks.
August 12, 2014
05:14 EDTSSNSamson Oil & Gas provides operational advisory
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