State approves six new wells at Qannik
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas, has approved a request from ConocoPhillips Alaska to amend its plan of operation for the Colville River unit to drill up to six new Qannik wells and install facilities as needed at the Colville Delta No. 2 pad.
In its 2018 POD for the Colville River unit the company said it planned to drill one rotary well at Qannik in the current development year but said it might drill other undefined rotary wells or coiled tubing sidetracks as appropriate.
The amended plan activities include drilling up to six new wells, installing nine new vertical support members and installation of associated infrastructure at CD2 - thermosyphons, conductors, well houses, mouseholes, lateral piping and other associated infrastructure.
As of last March, ConocoPhillips was developing Qannik, an Alpine field satellite, from nine wells - six producers and three injectors. 2017 production from the Qannik participating area was 1,500 barrels per day, with 6.5 million barrels produced through 2017.
- KRISTEN NELSON