Delta Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTC:BB – DLTA) is pleased to report that its most recently drilled Donner #2 well in its Texas Prospect has been steadily producing from the Lower Hackberry Zone at the average rate of 25 barrels of oil per day (“bopd”) on a 4/64” choke. Consideration is now being given to increasing the size of the choke to maximize daily production at levels similar to the Donner #1. Consideration is also being given to the potential of drilling an offset well to give concurrent access to the natural gas zone located from approximately 7,294 to 7,302 feet.
As previously reported, the Donner #2 was spud on June 28, 2011 and a total depth of 7,550 feet was achieved on July 8, 2011. A suite of logs was run to total depth and five zones were identified as potentially capable of producing hydrocarbons. Based on the initial data, Delta and its partners decided to set production casing to 7,500 feet. The well was perforated in the Lower Hackberry and currently, all production is from this zone. The Company’s geologists and reservoir Engineers see the likelihood of successful completions in multiple zones within this well bore.
Initial tests of the first zone were completed and the well flowed oil at the approximate rate of 48 barrels per day with trace water on a 5/64 inch choke. Immediately following the test period, the well was shut in, in order to install a new battery facility. Once the well was shut in, the shut in tubing pressure at surface exceeded 1000 psi.
Delta anticipates being able to perforate up to 4 additional pay zones once the initial zone is depleted. Delta will be evaluating the production rates and the Company has instructed it’s Consultants to set locations for at least one additional well based on the 3-D Seismic and the success of Donner #1 and #2.
The Texas prospect contemplates the drilling of a total of three wells in the Newton County area. The Donner #1 which was drilled to a total depth of 7,600 feet on June 4, 2010 continues to flow oil at the approximate rate of 45 bopd of very high quality 42 API oil. Delta owns a 40% gross working interest in the wells covered by this drilling program and at present, has fully paid the drilling and completion costs associated with the Donner #1 and Donner #2.
About Delta Oil and Gas
Delta Oil is an exploration company focused on developing North American oil and natural gas reserves. Delta Oil’s current focus is on the exploration of its land portfolio comprised of working interests in acreage in King City, California; Southern Saskatchewan, Canada; Newton County, Texas, and South Central, Oklahoma. As a result of its acquisition of a controlling interest in The Stallion Group, a Nevada corporation, it expanded its property interests to include acreage in the North Sacramento Valley, California.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
DOUGLAS N. BOLEN, President
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