Blackbird Energy Inc. (TSXV:BBI) announced that the operator, Donnybrook Energy Inc. of Calgary, has issued a Notice of Operations to drill a second Montney horizontal well at Bigstone.
As quoted in the press release:
The well, DEI et al Bigstone Hz 15-32-60-22W5, will be drilled from the surface location 3-29-60-22W5 to a total measured depth of 5,150 meters and include a 2,400 m lateral (horizontal) leg, which is approximately 1,200 m longer than the lateral in our first successfully completed and tested Bigstone well, DEI et al Bigstone HZ 14-29-60-22W5.
The Donnybrook operated DEI Bigstone Hz 15-32-60-22 W5M well (25% working interest) will be drilled from the same drilling pad as the Company’s Bigstone Hz 14-29 discovery well (37.5% BPO/25% APO working interest), which tested in the last 24 hours of a 4 day production test at a rate of approximately 4.3 million cubic feet per day (mmcf/day) of natural gas and 295 barrels per day (bbls/day) of condensate from a 1,254 metre horizontal section; 1,011 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/day).
A third Donnybrook operated Bigstone Montney horizontal well (25% working interest net to Blackbird) is planned to be spud in Q1 of 2012.
Blackbird Energy CEO, Garth Braun, said:
“The Bigstone area’s recent successes in drilling, and the continued development of the infrastructure continues to exceed our expectations. Recent announcements regarding infrastructure expansion to accommodate increasing production from the Montney, drilling announcements and current drilling activity, as well as the recent land sales to the south of our lands further emphasize the significant potential of the Montney resource in the Bigstone/Fir Montney area.”