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SWEPI’s (Shell Western Exploration and Production Inc.) nearly 15,000′ wildcat (Pennsylvanian) 2-19 Klikus, API# 05-055-06307) in SW Huerfano county, CO is one of the more interesting permits that we’ve seen in a while. A search on DI shows that there are not that many wells deeper than 10,0000 in SW CO and NW/northern NM. Of course Shell is not afraid to tackle deeper opportunities, having drilled to 19,350 in a Cretaceous test that was authorized to perf the Dakota @ 19,090+ ( West Mesa Federal 1-24A API#30-001-20004). Labrador Oil may have been more “to the point” since their 32#1 State Mr Jones targeted upper Paleozoic and Triassic targets and was drilled to 16,923 with no production results. It’s pre WEPI’s (Shell Western Exploration and Production Inc.) nearly 15,000′ wildcat (Pennsylvanian) 2-19 Klikus, API# 05-055-06307) in SW Huerfano county, CO is one of the more interesting permits that we’ve seen in a while. A search on DI shows that there are not that many wells deeper than 10,0000 in SW CO and NW/northern NM. Of course Shell is not afraid to tackle deeper opportunities, having drilled to 19,350 in a Cretaceous test that was authorized to perf the Dakota @ 19,090+ ( West Mesa Federal 1-24A API#30-001-20004, Bernalillo Co., NM). And they have been active in the Tucumcari basin at depths of 13,000’+ (Guadalupe Co, NM) Labrador Oil may have been more “to the point” since their 32#1 State Mr Jones (API# 30-019-20096, Guadalupe Co) targeted upper Paleozoic and Triassic targets and was drilled to 16,923 with no production results. It’s pretty obvious that there’s a very pronounced subcrop change between Cretaceous Dakota @ 19,000’+ in Bernalillo Co NM to 16,000’+ for Penn rocks in Guadalupe Co. NM. Hats off to the folks at Shell for buttressing Wallace Pratt’s adage that “oil is found in the minds of men…” and, of course, women…… To see detail on a well, hover your cursor over the dot. Try the Free Trial to create your own maps and to click down for more details, such as play information, related filings, production data, and evaluation tools.

SWEPI Cattin’ For Pennsylvanian?

 

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