Thursday, January 29, 2009

Woodford Shale: PQ Petroquest 2009

Petroquest Energy released earnings this morning and gave investors an operational update on how the Woodford Shale is going. January 29, 2009

As previously announced, the Company completed two operated horizontal wells in the Woodford Shale during October 2008. The Company recently completed three additional operated horizontal wells during the fourth quarter of 2008. The following is a summary of the results:

In addition to the above completions, the Company initiated completion operations on its 7,057 foot extended lateral well. After conducting two stages of the completion, the wellbore encountered mechanical problems. The Company has repaired the wellbore and the first two stages began producing at rates as high as 3,695 Mcf. The Company plans to conduct the remaining 16 stages of the completion during 2009. The Company estimates that its current net production from its Oklahoma properties is approximately 40 MMcfe per day.

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