Sonterra tests Matagorda wells

HOUSTON: Sonterra Resources and STO Operating Co., a subsidiary of South Texas Oil Co., have completed and tested the State Tract 127-1 Unit Well in Matagorda Bay offshore Texas, and plans to bring it on line in the Nodosaria-1 formation at 11,700 feet (3,556 m) by the end of January.

The well reached a total depth of 12,464 feet (3,799 m) in August 2008. Well log analysis indicated multiple oil and gas pay zones in the Bolmex and Nodosaria-1 formations between 8,500 feet (2,591 m) and 11,700 feet (3,556 m).Sonterra Resources’ Matagorda Bay State Tract 150-1 ST No. 1 well, a sidetrack development well, has reached total depth of 10,246 feet (3,122 m) and been cased and cemented. Well log analysis indicates multiple gas and condensate pay zones in the Bolmex formation at depths between 9,300 feet (2,834 m) and 10,000 feet (3,048 m). The well tested 785 Mcf/d of gas, 120 b/d of condensate and 67 b/d of completion fluid water. Sonterra Resources expects to bring the well on line in early January at 9,950 feet (3,032 m).

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