There were another 21 wells completed in Alberta during the past seven days, boosting total completions so far this year to 410 wells. Fourteen of this week's new wells resulted in oil production, 2 were gas wells and the remaining 5 were dry. The score for this year no w stands at 294 oil well completions, 19 gas wells and 97 dry holes.
Two of this week's new oil producers were also chalked up as discoveries of new oil pools. One, drilled by the team of TEXACO McCOLL, a wildcat in the Wizard Lake area, discovered oil in the Lower Cretaceous, D2 and D3 zones of Devonian and was placed on production from D3 horizon. The other was drilled by ARMISIE OIL COMPANY, in the Ellerslie area, and discovered oil in the Lower Cretaceous.
Another half dozen wells were placed on production in the LEDUC WOODBEND area, including four owned by IMPERIAL and one each by the HARVARD COMPANY and the team of LEDUC CALMARP.C.M SYNDICATE SPOKANE OILS REDWATER accounted for three more completions, two oil wells and a failure, IMPERIAL and the RENFREW SHARE team each own one of the new producers while MARS PETROLEUMS drilled the dry hole.
The other oil well completions this week are as follows: an IMPERIAL well at EXCELSIOR; another CAMROSE DUHAMEL producer for SOCONY VACUUM; the CAMBRIDGE Group's initial JOSEPH LAKE oil well; and another IMPERIAL GOLDEN SPIKE producer.
The two gas wells completed are TREND PETROLEUMS SYLVAIN GLEN exploratory driller and LEDUC CALMAR WESTERN PROPERTIES' OLIVER LAKE wildcat which found Viking and Cretaceous natural gas.
Failures for the seven day period include: the SUPERIOR Group's extension venture in the BARONS area; CANADIAN DELHI's test in the HALFWAY LAKE area; SHARP ROCHESTER wildcat; and GREAT PLAINS Drumheller extension test which was suspended.
WAGNER & ASSOCIATES RUN CASING AT LEDUC AREA WELL, WAGNER PLANS TO START CAMPBELL WILDCAT.
Crew is running string of production casing at the WAGNERDILLABOUGH NORTH CONTINENTAL No. 2 well in the SOUTH LEDUC area, preliminary to further tests to determine full potentialities in D2 The well found some oil AND water in D2 drillstem tests prior to running casing
Crew completed, drilling at 5,410 feet, and latest test reported by company officials was run from 5,368 to 5,410 feet, after backing up from total depth. Valve was open for one hour, and when pipe was being pulled it commenced to blow, and there was a recovery estimated at around 800 to 1,000 feet of oil plus an unspecified amount of salt water. Site of well is lsd 14 9-49-26w4th, about 1 1/2 miles south of Oil City No. 1 well and a mile