Gas initially flowed from the well at a rate of 2.7 million cubic feet of gas per day. The on-site engineers subsequently increased the choke to 16/64-inch from 12/64-inch resulting in a flow rate of four million cubic feet of gas per day.

The well was then shut-in to install a separator to facilitate the handling of any fluids that may be produced with the gas.

Continuing on this success, the operator is expected to begin drilling operations shortly on a second well located on the same block, the Sibley 84-2 well, as it was staked following the completion of all road and lease construction work.

George Drazenovic, CFO of Sun Cal Energy, said: We are excited that the Sibley 84-1 well has been completed and brought into production. This is yet another significant milestone for our company and shareholders as we continue to build cash flow and realize the potential of our oil and gas assets.