Rose Petroleum’s wholly owned subsidiary, Rose Petroleum (Utah) LLC, has begun the initial operations for completion of the State 16-42 Paradox well in the Gunnison Valley Federal Unit in Grand County, Utah. Rose has pressure tested the casing to 5,000 psi, switched the wellhead from shut-in to completion mode, and has run slick-line down the casing to confirm the top of the plugged back depth of the well and that the well is free of any obstructions.
Perforating guns have been ordered from Halliburton and will be on location by the end of today (17 December) and it is anticipated that the first zone of interest will be perforated by 20 December. Piceance Well Service’s work over rig will then be moved on location to run 2-7/8” production tubing to approximately 9,258 feet and the first zone will then be flow tested. This is also scheduled to happen by 20 December. This will be the first of several zones that will ultimately be evaluated in this well.