Breitling Oil and Gas, an independent oil and gas company based in Irving, Texas, has said that the company began the re-entry of the Breitling-Burr #1 in Jefferson County, Texas.

The well is a re-entry of a vertical well in the Hackberry Sand formation. The well is expected to be completed within the next few weeks.

Last month Breitling acquired thousands of acres of leases in the Gulf Coast regions of Texas and Louisiana as it continues to expand its Gulf Coast Exploration initiative. Breitling identified 29 future oil and gas drilling locations within the acreage.

Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling, said: “We are kicking off our Gulf Coast on-shore initiative with a prime re-completion prospect in the Hackberry formation and potentially fracing a new Frio pay zone simultaneously.

“The initial bottom-hole pressure is coming in at 9000 psi and both existing fracs are intact and not watered out.”

Breitling has current oil and gas exploration projects all over the US.