Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hearing set on well spacing for St. Johns CO2-helium field

The Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will hold a hearing open to the public to consider the application of Ridgeway Arizona Oil Corporation to drill and produce carbon dioxide gas wells on 160-acre spacing units in the St. Johns Gas Unit, located in Townships 9, 10, 11, and 12 North, Ranges 28, 29, 30, and 31 East, Apache County, Arizona. The producing zones to be spaced are within the Permian Supai Formation and underlying Granite Wash. [right, land status map of the St. Johns CO2-helium field. Credit, Ridgeway Arizona Oil Corp.]

The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on July 15, 2011, in room 321 of the State Land Department Building located at 1616 West Adams Street, Phoenix.

The company plans on sending the carbon dioxide production from the field to New Mexico and Texas for use in enhanced oil recovery projects. The well spacing decision is a key step in development drilling and production.

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