Brookside Energy Ltd’s (ASX:BRK) Orion Project Joint Venture with Stonehorse Energy Limited (ASX:SHE), which recently acquired the Thelma 1-32 well, is set to establish a new area of interest (AOI) to complement Brookside’s SWISH AOI in Oklahoma's Anadarko Basin.
The third successful acquisition for the JV has expanded its footprint into a newly identified AOI in the SCOOP Play outside the SWISH AOI.
Planned workover and restorative operations have been successfully completed on time and on budget with the Thelma Well now set to be brought back online post a successful production test.
Momentum continuing at Orion
Brookside managing director David Prentice said: “It’s great to see the momentum continuing to build in the Orion Project.
“The Black Mesa team have once again moved quickly post the acquisition to successfully complete works on both the location and surface production equipment and importantly on the more complex downhole production string and plugs.
“This new zone that we have just perforated and cleaned up looks exciting and we are looking forward to seeing the results of the production test.”
New area of interest
Stonehorse managing director David Deloub said: “In addition to continuing to successfully build on the stated Orion Project joint venture well development program, we are particularly excited by the potential to establish a new area of interest in the SCOOP Play outside of the SWISH AOI”.
Expands footprint of Orion JV
The transfer of ownership and operation of the Thelma Well and the associated 40 HBP acres and associated infrastructure took effect on October 21, 2020.
Thelma Well in the SCOOP Play, east-northeast of Brookside’s Jewell Drilling Spacing Unit (DSU) in the SWISH AOI, has expanded the footprint of the Orion Project JV into a new area that has historically exhibited high oil production per unit with multiple discrete high porosity high permeability target zones.
Following the transfer of ownership, a workover rig was mobilised to site and workover and restorative operations on the Thelma Well and location completed.
Workover operations were successfully completed on schedule and within budget without incident.
A “behind pipe” zone of interest in the Simpson Group has been identified by the Black Mesa Energy team and this zone has now been successfully perforated and cleaned up.
Testing of this new zone is underway and the companies look forward to providing further updates as initial production data comes to hand.
Successful restoration of commercial production in the Thelma Well will establish a new area of interest in the SCOOP Play, complementing Brookside’s existing SWISH AOI.