The well was drilled to a total depth of 6,500 feet and logged pay in three separate zones within the Forbes formation. The company said that completion and testing operations will begin soon with production and sales by the end of February 2008.

The company also recompleted its Andrus Island 1 well in a shallower zone that flowed 950,000 cubic feet of natural gas per day with a strong flowing tubing pressure of 1,700lbs. Because the formation is extremely porous, initial sales will be restricted at 400,000 cubic feet per day to prevent the possibility of the well producing sand, the company said. Royale Energy added that sales will begin immediately.