Galilee Energy Limited says that the Hoffer B well was spud on 6 January 2015. Galilee is participating on equal terms with the other Joint Venture partners for a 35% working interest ('WI') in the Hoffer Prospect in Lavaca County, Texas. The well is expected to take between 40 - 60 days to reach TD.
The well will be drilled to an anticipated total depth (“TD”) of 14,250 ft (4,340m). The primary target for the well is in the Lower Wilcox formation with a ~3.6 sq km (~900 acre) structural closure identified by 3D seismic (see figure). The well has also been designed to test a number of secondary targets in the middle Wilcox. Both the lower and middle Wilcox reservoirs are proven and prolific producers in the region. The well is targeting liquids rich natural gas.