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February 2019

Vol. 24, No. 6 Week of February 10, 2019

Glacier’s CIE submits 54th North Fork POD

Kristen Nelson

Petroleum News

Cook Inlet Energy LLC, a Glacier Oil and Gas company, has submitted the 54th plan of development for the North Fork unit on the Kenai Peninsula, describing plans to enhance existing production. The plan covers March 31 of this year through March 30 of 2020.

The Division of Oil and Gas approved the 53rd POD for North Fork last March. The gas field has been in production since 2011.

In the 53rd POD Glacier told the division it planned small production improvements by perforating additional zones and setting plugs as necessary to control water intrusion and also planned to enhance production through infrastructure improvements such as additional compression and separation facilities.

In the annual report portion of the 54th POD, the company said North Fork wells have started to produce small amounts of water and there is a long-range plan to convert a currently existing but depleted well to a Class II water disposal well. The company also said additional drilling would depend on economic conditions, and said it has several candidates for additional drilling.

Glacier said that under the 53rd plan it complete a small project to enhance production from a producing well and set a cement plug downhole in that well - the NFU 22-35 - to control water intrusion, increasing production by 300,000 cubic feet per day.

The company said it will do a complete overhaul of the North Fork compressor in May, “which should allow for better compressor run time and efficiency.”

Conversion of a well to water disposal was not necessary, Glacier said, because it was able to control water intrusion. The company said it would “continue to monitor water volumes and may complete this project at a future date.”

Updated POD

In its 54th POD, Glacier said it “plans to enhance production from currently producing wells through infrastructure improvements,” including additional compression and separation facilities.

The company will also continue to monitor and analyze production from existing wells and optimize production, including monitoring water volumes and converting a depleted producer for water disposal if necessary.

If data and market conditions warrant, Glacier said it would continue development drilling “to fully delineate and develop all fault blocks within the current Unit.”

The company is also considering another attempt at reprocessing North Fork 3-D seismic “to enhance resolution for possible additional development activities.”

It will also continue to evaluate drilling wells outside the current boundaries of the North Fork Gas Pool No. 1 participating area.

From December 2017 through November 2018, gas production from the field, from five producing wells, totaled 1.74 million mcf, with monthly production ranging from a high of 164,934 mcf in December 17 to a low of 129,544 mcf in November 2018.

Three additional wells in the field were shut-in, Glacier’s 54th POD shows in a current well status chart.

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