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Wizard Lake fracking held up by wet weather

Unseasonal rainfall delays Point Loma joint venture's testing of Alberta appreaisal well

Bad weather has held up fracking operations at an appraisal well the Point Loma joint venture’s Wizard Lake Rex discovery in Alberta, Canada.

Joint venture partner Whitebark Energy revealed Tuesday the start of fracking operations at the Rex-2 well had been delayed due to “unseasonal” rainfall in the Wizard Lake area.

“While the heavy rain during summer has caused some unavoidable delay in Rex-2, we are prepared and ready for the fracking as soon as the ground hardens enough for equipment to mobilise to site,” Whitebark managing director David Messina said.

It was revealed earlier this month the Rex-2 well had hit oil and gas while drilling and the PLJV was preparing to carry out a 35-stage frack programme in the horizontal section of the well in the Rex reservoir zone, at a depth of 1572 – 3033 metres.

Rex-2 followed on from the Rex-1 discovery well which flowed at 305 barrels of oil per day earlier this year.

Whitebark holds 20% - 30% interest, varying by licence, in the PLJV which is a partnership with Toronto-listed company Point Loma Resources.

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