Less than seven weeks after production casing was set in the well and the drilling rig released, the Russell Bevly was turned to sales at approximately 1,000mcf of natural gas and 90bbl of oil per day with approximately 8,000 psi flowing tubing pressure on a 6/64″ choke from one of four identified pay zones.

The first zone placed in production represents 11ft of perforated Howell Hight formation within total net pay thickness of approximately 130ft.

It is anticipated that, similar to the company’s first well (Smith #1), the well will flow naturally for a number of months before it is shut in and a completion rig moved into place.

Once the completion rig is in place, the well will be fracture stimulated and additional pay zones added to boost rate.

Hydraulically fracturing the reservoirs creates additional permeability paths from the reservoir to the well bore, increasing production rates from the various pay zones, which in turn accelerates payout while improving reserve recovery and overall economics, the company said.