Southern Star Energy, a fast-growing E&P company with reserves and production from leases located in northern Louisiana, today announced that it has successfully drilled and logged the targeted Haynesville interval in its Atkins-Lincoln 17-2 Well with positive results. The well reached a total depth of 11,300 feet on October 14, 2008. This well is strategically located in the center section of the Company's Sentell Field in Bossier Parish, Louisiana. The Atkins-Lincoln 17-2 is the second well in the Company's 2008 development program and the first of two Haynesville Shale vertical test wells in the Sentell Field planned for 2008.
Wireline logging and mud log shows indicate the Atkins-Lincoln 17-2 Well encountered 205 feet of highly laminated, silty, and naturally fractured shale zone with cross plot porosities ranging from nine to 12 percent. Mud logs indicated abundant gas shows throughout the interval, ranging from 400 to 600 units with trip gas as high as 3,000 units. This interval exhibits the characteristics of the Lower Bossier Shale. Immediately below this laminated section, the well encountered approximately 185 feet of quality dark black organic rich shale. In this zone, gas shows ranged between 1,100 and 3,000 units. This lower interval exhibits all of the characteristics that the industry classifies as the Haynesville Shale. The wellbore is suspended with 7-inch intermediate casing through the Cotton Valley Formation at 9,500 feet in order to preserve the Company's options to complete the well as a vertical producer, or to re-enter the wellbore for horizontal drilling pending the development of completion techniques.
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