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  • Sun Resources Targets Higher Fluid Rates At Richland Oil Project 0 comments
    Feb 18, 2013 8:47 PM

    Sun Resources (ASX: SUR) is working to increase the fluid rates at its Richland Oil Project in Texas, with the Ellis-1H the most successful horizontal well in the current program.

    To date, a total of about 7,000 barrels of oil have been produced from the three laterals - Beeler-1H, Ellis-1H, John Beeler-1H - to the end of January 2013.

    Fraccing fluid recovery to date across the Richland Oil Project's wells varies from around 11% to 31%.

    At Ellis-1H, the operator will install a high flow rate jet pump to deliver higher fluid rates, with the installation expected to be completed by late February.

    The jet pump is expected to deliver 500 to 1,500 barrels of fluid per day and will aim to "unload" more frac water, currently at 31% recovery, from the toe of the lateral.

    Clean-up and flow back operations will re-commence when the jet pump is installed and the work over rig has been moved to the Beeler #1H location.

    At Beeler-1H, the operator is planning to install a moderate flow rate rod pump to assist paraffin clean out and improve fluid recovery in the well.

    The rod pump is expected to facilitate further frac fluid recovery and maintain about 300 to 500 barrels of fluid recovery per day.

    Beeler #1H was fracced with more than 130,000 barrels of fluid, and to date around 11% of the fraccing fluids have flowed to surface and been recovered.

    The installation of the rod pump is also expected to be completed by late February.

    Meanwhile, clean-up and flow back operations at John Beeler-1H and John Beeler-2 have been temporarily suspended while the work over rig installs the pumps on Beeler-1H and Ellis-1H and monitors their performance while on pump.

    This activity will determine the best pump option for the two John Beeler wells.

    To date about 17% to 21% of fraccing fluids have been recovered from the Woodbine section of both wells, with oil continuing to flow from John Beeler-1H and oil cut beginning in John Beeler-2 as anticipated.

    Sun's working interest in the Beeler-1H well is 13.5417%, while in the John Beeler-1H, John Beeler-2 and Ellis-1H Sun holds a 16.67% working interest.

    Amerril Oil Project

    Over at the Amerril Oil Project, the Seale-1H well, Sun's fifth horizontal Woodbine well, was spudded on 19 January 2013 and is currently operating below a depth of 8,700 feet depth in the horizontal section of the well bore.

    This well is targeting greater than 6,000 feet of lateral section in the Woodbine Formation where very strong oil shows, including oil over the shale shakers, were recorded in the Seale-1 vertical well.

    Due to the interpreted high quality oil pay in this section of the Woodbine Formation, operator Amerril Energy has prioritised the Seale-1H lateral as the first well to be fracced at the Amerril Oil Project.

    The T. Keeling-1H lateral well and the Seale-1 vertical well have been cased awaiting fraccing and flow back operations.

    Very strong oil shows were observed while drilling the Woodbine section in the vertical Seale-1 well, including live oil over the shale shakers.

    Excellent oil shows were also recorded while drilling along the length of the T. Keeling lateral and a pressure "kick" was also recorded after completion of drilling in the lateral, suggesting natural hydrocarbon flow from the horizontal section of the production well bore.

    The T. Keeling lateral was recently logged using thru-bit logging tools and Sun's interpretation of those logs supports the potential for high quality oil pay in the well.

    These two wells will likely be fracced after the completion of drilling, fraccing and flow back activities in the Seale-1H horizontal well.

    Sun has a 50% working interest in the Seale-1, Seale-1H and T. Keeling-1H wells.

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