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Sacgasco: Dempsey gas well to flow test multiple zones

The company has advised that the Dempsey 1-15 well in the Sacramento Basin in California has completed the drilling phase, and a 5 ½ in. liner has been run and cemented to protect all potential reservoirs beneath the existing 9 5/8 in. casing.

 
 
 

Sacgasco: significant gas shows continue at Dempsey

Since the last update mud logs have indicated additional zones of significant gas shows. These have occurred even though the drilling mud weight has been increased to control the levels of background gas for safe drilling.

 
 

Shale producers drop rigs and add hedges

Despite a slowdown in the number of rigs being added in the shale basins, output targets will be met or exceeded as producers are adding to their hedged positions, according to ESAI Energy’s recently released North America Watch.