Recovery Energy, Inc.(RECV), an independent oil exploration and production company with operations and assets in the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, provides an update on its conventional drilling program targeting the "J" and Wykert sandstones and its non-operated participation in the horizontal Niobrara unconventional resource program. Drilling activity is on Company leasehold in the Pine Bluffs, Wilke, and Wattenberg prospect areas.
- Pine Bluffs prospect area in southeast Wyoming: the Company has completed the Hanson 42-26 well in the "J" sands. Swab testing indicated a daily production rate of 104 barrels of oil and 208 barrels of load water. The well has been placed on pumping unit for permanent production. The Company owns a 95% working interest (WI) and a 76% net revenue interest (NRI) in the Hanson 42-26.
- Wilke prospect area in western Nebraska: the Company recently completed the Lukassen 44-7 well in the Wykert sands. Swab testing indicated a daily production rate of 70 barrels of oil and 168 barrels of load water. The well is currently being equipped with a pumping unit for permanent production. The Company owns a 95% WI and a 74.1% NRI in the Lukassen 44-7.
- Wattenberg prospect area: Recovery Energy participated in three horizontal wells which targeted the Niobrara formation and were drilled by operator Noble Energy in May and early June. Completion results are expected in the 3rd Quarter. The wells are the SLW State PC BB18-65HN, SLW State PC BB18-67HN, and Vince State B13-63HN; Recovery Energy owns 8.34%, 7.13%, and 2.31% WI, respectively.
The Company is currently permitting an additional three to four locations of its 12 to 16 well, 2012 conventional drilling program. Drilling activity is expected to begin by the end of this quarter.