Brookside Ltd (ASX:BRK) (OTCMKTS:RDFEF) is making strong progress as it prepares to drill the high-impact Jewell 1-13-12 SXH well in the SWISH Area of Interest (AOI) in the world-class Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma, USA.
The company has completed construction of the all-weather multi-well pad and access road while the hole for the conductor casing has been drilled and 75-feet of 20-inch conductor casing has been set.
Rig mobilisation imminent
Latshaw Drilling is finalising rig maintenance and preparatory operations on Rig 14 at its facilities near Stillwater in Oklahoma in advance of the imminent mobilisation of the rig to the Jewell Well location.
Housing trailers are being moved onto the location and set up in preparation for the arrival of the drilling crew and support staff.
Latshaw drilling agreement
Brookside-controlled subsidiary Black Mesa Energy, LLC recently executed an IADC Drilling Bid Proposal and Daywork Drilling Contract with Oklahoma-based Latshaw Drilling Company - one of the largest and most successful privately held drilling contractors in the US.
The contract is to supply and operate Latshaw Rig 14 the drilling of the Jewell Well, under the supervision of the Black Mesa team.
Latshaw’s local experience, personnel, equipment and considerable experience drilling in the Anadarko Basin is expected to benefit Brookside’s operations.
Rig 14 is currently in Stillwater Oklahoma, around 140 miles NNE of the Jewell Drilling Spacing Unit (DSU), with mobilisation to the multi-well all-weather pad in Carter County to begin as soon as possible.
The rig meets and exceeds the specifications required to drill the Jewell Well on time and on budget while complying with all HSE requirements.