wildcat drilling


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wildcat drilling

[′wīl‚kat dril·iŋ]
(mining engineering)
The drilling of boreholes in unproved territory. Also known as cold nosing; wildcatting.
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The processing and interpretation of FTG and HRAM data is ongoing and the Company is very happy with the results to date as they have allowed better definition of prospective basin areas where exploration activities will be focused to identify wildcat drilling locations.
In the last few years there has been no new wildcat drilling, no exciting new opportunities identi-fied, and that is something we must address.
Iran has a high success rate of natural gas exploration, in terms of wildcat drilling, which is estimated at 79% compared to the world average success rate of 30% to 35%, according to FGE.
This seismic project will provide Burleson with numerous new wildcat drilling targets (with various reservoirs).
Politics, too, came in to play, as burning money on unsuccessful wildcat drilling was thought to send the wrong message about the kingdom's ability to provide for future world oil demand.
The rig will be delivered in April 2008 and will then be used for wildcat drilling in deep water in the Gulf of Mexico.
In 1983 Limex of Germany began wildcat drilling at the field, operating as a contractor.
Plus, years of unregulated wildcat drilling dating back to the mid-1800s resulted in an unknown number of wells that were never properly sealed.
This is typical wildcat drilling for Morrow sands similar to our Glacier Prospect where we drilled a dry hole and two marginal wells that ultimately led to discovery of excellent production.
Geological surveys over the Zhilyanskoye area commenced in the 1930 s with wildcat drilling intersecting the core of the Zhilyanskoye anticline in 1940 s.
In 1983 Limex of Germany began wildcat drilling in the field, operating as a contractor.
The 5,120 gross acre Glacier Prospect, located in Harper County, has been the focus of a significant wildcat drilling program by the company.