Zephyr Energy clears key regulatory hurdle to progress well drilling project in Utah

February 14, 2024

(WO) – Rocky Mountain-based oil and gas company Zephyr Energy plc has received state and federal Sundry Notice approvals for the amendment of the drilling permit related to the forthcoming “twinned” redrill of the State 36-2 well. These are the final regulatory approvals required for the company to spud the State 36-2R well on its project in the Paradox basin, Utah, U.S.

Source: Zephyr Energy

Zephyr will now move to execute a drilling rig contract and will update the market on the expected timeline for the spud of the State 36-2R well upon award of the contract.  Bid processes for other major services are also underway.

The State 36-2R well’s main objective is to target the same Cane Creek reservoir natural fracture network which was successfully intersected by the State 36-2 well last year. Zephyr expects to recover substantially all State 36-2R well drilling costs under the well control insurance policy that it has in place for the State 36-2 well.

Colin Harrington, Zephyr's Chief Executive, said. "We are pleased to have cleared the final regulatory hurdles for the spud of the State 36-2R well and look forward to next steps, including the execution of a rig contract and mobilization of operations to the site.

“This is a time of significant activity for the company with the potential to generate substantial new value for shareholders, and we plan to provide regular updates over the coming weeks and months as operations progress.”

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