Mesa Energy, an exploration stage oil and gas exploration and production company, has completed its initial round of testing and analysis of the Marcellus Shale on its property in the Java Field in Wyoming County, New York.
The Reisdorf Unit #1 well in the northern portion of the company’s Java Field was successfully re-completed, fracked and tested in the Marcellus Shale in May 2010 at a depth of approximately 1,380ft.
The frac was modest and focused due to current regulatory limitations and the shut-in pressure exceeded 900psi (well above engineering estimates for this depth) and the estimated calculated open flow rate was 220mcf per day.
The well data also indicated at least two viable shale zones up-hole from the Marcellus as well as good potential in the Onondaga, a limestone just below the Marcellus.
The Ludwig #1 well in the southern portion of the company’s Java Field was successfully re-completed and fracked in the Marcellus Shale in June 2010.
A total of 36ft of well bore was perforated and fracked between 1,892ft and 1,994ft.
Although initial pressures and flow-back rates were higher than expected, the pipeline limitations have made it difficult to successfully complete the flow-back of the frac water.