Reabold Resources (LON:RBD) today announced that testing is underway at the Burnett 2B well on the Monroe Swell field in California. This was the second of the two wells drilled at Monroe Swell, and announced as a discovery on 1 April 2019.
Sachin Oza, Co-CEO of Reabold, commented:
“We are very pleased to have moved quickly to the testing phase at Monroe Swell following the completion of drilling earlier this month, whilst simultaneously bringing VG-4 into production. We continue to deliver consistently high levels of activity with six wells now drilled across the portfolio in quick succession, West Newton currently drilling, and wells at Parta and Grizzly Island planned for later this year. We look forward to updating the market as to the progress at the Burnett wells in due course.”
With casing in place, the testing process will involve perforating multiple zones logged as pay, before conducting swabbing runs to initiate oil flow for production. The Burnett 2A well will be tested immediately after testing is complete at Burnett 2B. Reabold expects the testing process to have been completed within approximately three weeks.
Reabold has an agreement with Sunset Exploration, Inc to pay the full drilling and completion costs of two wells within its Monroe Swell licence areas in order to earn a 50 per cent. net working interest in these licences. Once the Burnett 2A and the Burnett 2B have been completed to first sales, Reabold will have earned its 50 per cent. interest. Additional activity beyond the initial two wells will be funded by Reabold on a 50 per cent. working interest basis.
At the West Brentwood field, in which Reabold has earned a 50 per cent. interest, work is underway to complete a tie in to the nearby gas pipeline. This will allow the VG-4 well to produce oil at a higher rate, as well as allowing the sale of the gas produced from the well. A gas sales and purchase agreement has been signed with the pipeline operator, and Integrity Management Solutions, contract operator of Reabold’s interests in California, expects to be installing the required system to the connection point later this week. The final step will be for the pipeline operator to perform a “hot tap” into the pipeline. This allows the West Brentwood gas production to be tied into the pipeline system without disrupting the flow of gas through the pipeline.
As announced on 16 April 2019, the well is now on production at a constrained rate, targeted at 150-250 barrels of oil per day.