Safe drilling operations continue at Zephyr Energy’s Parado basin well in Utah

June 04, 2024

(WO) – Zephyr Energy plc provided an update on the State 36-2R LNW-CC well at its project in the Paradox Basin, Utah.

Source: Zephyr Energy

Drilling operations continue to proceed safely and effectively. The 8 ½-inch section reached the planned section total depth of 10,084 ft, after which the 7-inch casing string was set and cemented in place successfully.

Drilling will shortly commence on the final section of the State 36-2R well.  The objective for this short section is to land the well safely within the Cane Creek reservoir and drill the remaining 320 ft (of which 270 ft will be drilled horizontally within the reservoir) to intersect both the reservoir and the productive natural fracture system encountered by the State 36-2LNW-CC well (the “original well”).

After reaching total depth and setting a production liner, the drilling rig will be demobilized, and the well will be prepared for production testing. 

At the current depth of 10,084 ft, the State 36-2R well is ten feet from the original well.

Colin Harrington, Zephyr's Chief Executive, said, “I am pleased to report that drilling operations on the State 36-2R well continue safely and with such precision. Over the next few days, we plan to intersect the Cane Creek and target the same natural fracture network identified by the original well.

“We will keep our stakeholders updated as drilling operations progress.”

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