The Earl 1-13H well on the North Stockyard field in North Dakota has been shut-in as a result of a road closure, Australia-listed Samson Oil & Gas has announced.
Samson said roads to the well, in which it holds a 32% working interest, had been temporarily closed due to heavy rainfall and flooding, with the well being shut-in and secured as a result.
The company had earlier told the Australian Securities Exchange that a drill string had parted, leaving a string of tubing and a drilling assembly in the well bore during frac plug drill out operations.
The delay is expected to last one week, keeping the company from drilling out the remaining frac plugs, having recovered the remaining bottom hole assembly.
Samson also said it had run a 4.5 inch production liner to a measured depth of 17,350 feet at the Everett 1-15H well on the same field.
Samson also said it had been told of proposals from Chesapeake Energy for two wells to be drilled in September and October by the larger company on the southern boundary of the Hawks Springs project in Wyoming.
“Samson has until 12 July to elect to participate and will use this time to evaluate the proposals and make a decision,” the company said.
The wells are State 24-63 14-1H, in which Samson has a 12.5% interest, and State 24-63 10-1H, in which it has a 25% interest. They have been proposed as 4290 feet horizontals that will be fracture stimulated.