From the “continues to be interesting” department: Mesa Energy, new owner of the Java Field in Western New York State, has started hydraulic fracturing of two Marcellus Shale wells in the Java Field. Yes, you read that right. Fracking is happening NOW. In New York State. The catch? They’re both vertical wells. Since fracking horizontally drilled wells is still on hold in New York, Mesa can’t drill horizontally. But they have received permission from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to frack vertically on two of their wells—and they are doing it.
Mesa press release issued today:
DALLAS—Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”), an exploration stage oil and gas exploration and production company with a focus on the Marcellus Shale in western New York, provides an update on its re-completion of the Reisdorf Unit #1 well in its Java Field prospect located in Wyoming County, New York.
The Reisdorf Unit #1 in the northern portion of the Java Field has been successfully re-completed and fracked in the Marcellus Shale. The well was perforated at a depth of 1,368’ to 1,389’ and fracked with 74,000 gallons of slick water and 105,000 lbs. of proppant (sand) combined with Nitrogen assist. Flow-back of the frac water is continuing according to plan. Although there is not yet sufficient data to accurately quantify the gas flow, there is clear indication of strong gas presence in the Marcellus zone. Planning for the re-completion and fracking of the Ludwig #1 is underway.
“We are very encouraged by the early data and believe that the performance of the well to date clearly supports our ongoing efforts in the Marcellus Shale,” said Randy M. Griffin, CEO of Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. “We will continue to provide updates as new information warrants.”*
*Mesa Press Release/Business Wire (May 12) – Mesa Energy Holdings, Inc. Provides Reisdorf Unit #1 Update