Heartland Fractures 8 New Wells – Continues Installation of 8 Miles of Flow Lines to Wells Expected to Double Coalbed Methane Production
Monday, August 11th 2008
Heartland Oil and Gas Corp.has successfully fractured the coal seams in 8 of its newly drilled wells in Miami County, Kansas and preliminary testing of the Prothe 42-3 indicates that the wells will deliver methane production in significant excess of the amount originally anticipated. Heartland also has continued installation of about 44,000 feet of 4 inch flow lines with over 26,000 feet trenched, laid and backfilled in preparation for full production of the wells.
“Our preliminary testing indicates that the Prothe 42-3 is making 50-60 mcf gas per day,” reports Susie Glaze, Operations Manager of Heartland’s prime contractor, Aztec Well Services, Inc., another UPDA subsidiary. “This is about double our target production amounts.”
Within the past week, Heartland has fractured the coal seams in the Reichert 14-2, the Reichert 13-2, the Reichert 43-3 and the Vohs 32-3. Heartland has also completed the salt water disposal well necessary and testing indicates that this well has appreciably more disposal capacity than will be necessary for the maximum number of wells that it will be required to service.
The wells have been fractured at depths ranging from 370 feet to 456 feet in the Lexington, Mulke and Summit coal seams. They will now be connected to the salt water disposal well for de-watering and will be prepared for production as the flow lines reach them.