Sundance Energy Corporation has found oil and gas shows at two wells within its 100% owned southeast Saskatchewan Lands in Canada and confirmed hydrocarbons have migrated further north than previously identified.
The company has completed drilling, coring, fracturing and testing of the two exploratory wells located in the Ochapowace and Muskowekwan First Nations Lands.
Analysis revealed that the reservoirs present have enough thickness and sufficient porosity and permeability to deliver potential hydrocarbon production from the Second White Specks, Lodgepole, Bakken, Torquay and Birdbear formations.
Both test wells are now classified as standing cased wells and are being assessed by an independent consulting firm in order to aid in designing, planning future horizontal non-conventional operations.
Using 2D and 3D seismic data with the new logs and test results, Sundance has selected six additional vertical drilling locations that will be drilled on closed structures.
The company expects the multi-well drilling programme will determine the extent of the known potentially productive hydrocarbon-bearing reservoirs, which can be developed using horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing techniques.
The Ochapowace test well is located 34 miles north from existing horizontal Lodgepole production, while the Muskowekwan test well is located 116 miles northwest of existing oil and gas production and represents a potentially significant hydrocarbon migration discovery.