On March 29 the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation posted a 30-day public notice for Lagniappe Alaska LLC's oil discharge prevention and contingency plan application for the South Badami Area exploration program.
Lagniappe is the operator and working interest owner of the South Badami Area lease tracts and hoping to drill three to six onshore oil and gas exploration wells over a two year period starting in February 2024. The wells will be drilled on state of Alaska leases south and southwest of the Badami unit and east of Prudhoe Bay.
Ice roads will be constructed to access drill sites.
The application was signed March 2 by William D. Armstrong, president of Armstrong Oil & Gas Inc. and member of Lagniappe Alaska.
Bill Armstrong told Petroleum News in a March 30 text that the exploration wells will target Brookian objectives - "Pikka look-a-likes that are defined off of high effort, reprocessed modern 3Ds. Really exciting stuff. Big targets."
There has been "virtually no prior drilling in the area. The wells that have been drilled have great shows and some have bypassed pay on old logs," Armstrong added.
Well names and locations (Latitude, Longitude, Meridian, Township, Range, Section) are as follows:
King Street - 1 70.085880 -147.552190 U.M. T9N R18E 34
Voodoo - 1 70.028080 -147.367630 U.M. T8N R19E 22
Montucky - 1 69.981620 -146.763780 U.M. T7N R21E 12
Killian- - 70.115032 -147.234009 U.M. T9N R19E 23
Killian - 2 70.108218 -147.081451 U.M. T9N R20E 28
Sockeye - 1 70.073558 -146.764640 U.M. T8N R21E 1
Day 1 of DEC's public comment period is March 31; Day 30 is May 1.
- KAY CASHMAN
See full story in April 9 issue of Petroleum News, available Thursday, April 6, at www.PetroleumNews.com.