CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwired – July 28, 2014) – Questerre Energy Corporation (“Questerre” or the “Company”) (TSX:QEC)(OSLO:QEC) updated its operated and joint venture activities in the Kakwa-Resthaven area of Alberta.
Michael Binnion, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Over the next several weeks, we expect to see the results from five important Montney wells. The completion of the 16-07 Well in Kakwa South is underway and this should prove up the condensate rates on our ten-section block. In Kakwa North, we are currently drilling the horizontal leg of the 14-29 Well and this should be finished by early August. This 100% well directly offsets our JV acreage and, once completed, we believe it will confirm the potential of this seven section block.”
Commenting on the joint venture acreage, he added, “We have also started the completion of three Montney wells with horizontal legs of one and half miles. These wells could materially improve the economics of this play with increased recovery at a lower relative cost. We expect that the majority of our future wells will have similar lateral lengths.”
The Company reported that completion operations have commenced this week on the 16-07-62-5W6M (the “16-07 Well”). The planned completion for the 16-07 Well will include a ten stage slick water fracture stimulation in the approximate 1000m horizontal leg. Questerre holds a 100% working interest in this well and ten sections of land situated approximately six miles south of its producing acreage.
Questerre also reported that drilling of the horizontal leg is underway on the 14-29-63-6W6M well (the “14-29 Well”). Approximately 400m remain of a planned 2000m horizontal leg targeting a total measured depth of 5900m. The Company holds a 100% interest in the 14-29 Well and seven sections of acreage adjacent to its producing joint venture acreage.
The Company also updated activities on its joint venture acreage. The operator has begun the completion of three wells drilled from one pad. Each of these has a lateral leg of approximately one and a half miles. These include the 09-20-63-5W6M well (the “09-20 Well”), the 02-18-63-5W6M well (the “02-18 Well”) and the 08-20-63-5W6M (the “08-20 Well”). The surface location is situation on the existing gathering system and the wells will be equipped and tied-in once completion and testing is finished. Drilling operations are also underway on two additional wells, the 04-19-63-5W6M well (“04-19 Well”), less than one mile away from the multi-well pad and the 01-14-63-6W6M well (the “01-14 Well”), about two miles away from the pad.
Questerre is leveraging its expertise gained through early exposure to shale and other non-conventional reservoirs. The Company has base production and reserves in the tight oil Bakken/Torquay of southeast Saskatchewan. It is bringing on production from its lands in the heart of the high-liquids Montney shale fairway. It is a leader on social license to operate issues for its Utica shale gas discovery in the St. Lawrence Lowlands, Quebec. In conjunction with a supermajor, it is at the leading edge of commercializing a proven process to unlock the massive resource potential of oil shale.
Questerre is a believer that the future success of the oil and gas industry depends on a balance of economics, environment and society. We are committed to being transparent and are respectful that the public must be part of making the important choices for our energy future.
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