Current Ongoing Progress Updates:
Well 56-32 is the fourth and deepest of a cluster of vertical seismic monitoring wells that are located near the toe of 16A(78)-32. The well is being drilled vertically to a total depth of approximately 9,000 feet about 1300 feet north of 58-32.
Well 56-32 will be fully cased (5 ½ inch) and used for deployment of seismic sensors during stimulation experiments. A Silixa DAS fiber optic cable 7500 feet long will be cemented along the outside the casing. During the drilling of 56-32, MSE (Mechanical Specific Energy) calculations and PDC bits will be used to optimize penetration rates as was successfully utilized in the drilling of 16A(78)-32. Below 7500 feet depth, mud hammer bits will be trialed and evaluated for drilling performance.
Update February 8:
Well spudded at 4am.
Update February 9:
Drilled to 380 ft depth.
Update February 10:
Drilled to 3,300 ft depth. The basement contact was crossed at 3,100 ft.
Update February 17:
Drilled to 5,840 ft depth.
Update February 21:
Well reached TD of 9,145 ft depth.