The Board of Golden Gate Petroleum Ltd advise that the Cutlass West A # 1 Well has reached 7,200 feet and is setting intermediate casing before drilling ahead. The Pioneer Drilling Rig # 28 commenced drilling operations of the Cutlass West A # 1 well on 29 April 2012. Lightning Oil Company is the operator.
The Cutlass West A # 1 well is to be drilled to an approximate depth of 9,200 feet and is estimated to take 27 days to reach total depth. This well will drill thru the Eagleford and Edwards formations. Whole cores will be taken in various horizons. Once all prospective formations are evaluated, the well will be plugged back to the Eagleford formation where the horizontal section will be drilled. The well will then be cased followed by preparations for fracture stimulation which will be subject to rig and equipment availability.