Wind River has now received a permit for drilling and is building the drilling pad for the second well this week, in case the rig becomes available earlier.
The well is designed to individually test two benches of the Nisku formation and will also be configured to test the Bakken/Three Forks formation at a later date. This drilling location was selected with the benefit of seismic data acquired earlier this year. “We expect this well to help us optimize the drilling and completion strategies to be utilized to develop a multi-pay oil field,” said Alan O’Hare, CEO, Wind River Energy Corp.
Wind River is an oil and gas acquisition, exploration and development company with a focus on domestic energy projects within the United States. Wind River has two gas projects in Wyoming and three oil projects located in Colorado/New Mexico, Kansas and Montana. In total, Wind River holds 67,745 gross acres of leased oil and gas properties, giving the company ownership of resources in the Bakken / Three Folks, Nisku, Niobrara, Greenhorn, Mississippian and other formations.