Solimar, Nuenco rethink California project

CALIFORNIA partners Solimar Energy and Nuenco plan to look at ways to boost production at their Southeast Lost Hills gas project, after reporting that the third of four wells has failed to test at commercial rates.
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Solimar said the 50:50 joint venture had tested three zones of interest in the Jack Hamar 1-13 well, resulting in a flow of 633,000 cubic feet per day.

"This is similar to the testing results of the Jack Hamar 1-12 well in that no commercial gas rates have been established as yet," the company said.

"The recovery of gas [Jack Hamar 1-13] has been encouraging and Solimar Energy is now carefully reviewing the results in order to implement a forward flan, which includes ways to try and improve production rates."

The first well, Jack Hamar 3-13 also tested at between 300,000-633,000 cubic feet per day.

The JV has now moved the testing program to the fourth and final well in the project, Jack Hamar 2-13, where multiple potential gas bearing intervals will also be tested.

Work is also continuing on a pipeline connection to the Jack Hamar wells.

The testing operation is aimed at confirming commercially viable production rates from these wells and to determine the reserves potential.

"Solimar Energy believes there is potential for a substantial gas accumulation in the shallow Pliocene reservoirs throughout the SELH acreage," the company said.

"The commercial development potential of the project is enhanced by strong gas demand in the area, local infrastructure and high gas prices."

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