Strata-X Energy has received notice from the drilling contractor, Webster Drilling, that they have begun mobilization of their drilling rig to the Kuhlig #1 location, the second well in the Company's Lingle Oil Project. The Kuhlig #1 vertical well is a 12 km step-out of the first completed Lingle horizontal well, Burkett 5-34, where peak production rates of 300 barrels of oil per day were achieved. It is anticipated the Kuhlig #1 well will be spudded following the USA Labor Day holiday on September 10, 2015
The Burkett 5-34 was a 'Proof of Concept' well that successfully proved the Lingle can be drilled and completed horizontally and is capable of commercial oil production. Although this first horizontal test accomplished many of the pre-drill targets, Strata-X expects even better results from the next horizontal well, which will be designed with twice the horizontal leg length and an improved completion method compared to the Burkett 5-34 well.