Pétrolia Inc. has obtained a completion permit which will allow it to carry out the cleaning of the well at Haldimand 4 and to start the long term production test. In anticipation of this work, the pump installed last spring has already been removed in order to prepare the well for the cleaning operations.
This completion program is required as a result of the analysis of the production data which revealed that a certain portion of the high density drilling fluids remain in the well. Prior to commencing a long term production test, the Corporation must ensure that the well has first been properly cleaned.
The cleaning operation will be carried out by inserting coil tubing right to the bottom of the 2000 metre horizontal drain to inject nitrogen which, by lightening the column, will force the remaining fluids down the horizontal drain and out of the well. In this way, the full length of the well is expected to be fully self-cleaned. Subsequent to this nitrogen cleaning, Pétrolia will evaluate if additional steps are required before commencing the long term production test.