FieldPoint Petroleum Begins Drilling Second Horizontal Well Project in Lea County, New Mexico
FieldPoint Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: FPP) announced today that drilling has begun on the East Lusk 15 Federal #2 in Lea County, New Mexico. The Company has an operating agreement with Cimarex Energy Co, (NYSE: XEC) www.cimarex.com, to drill this well that will target the Bone Spring formation. FieldPoint has pre-paid its expected share of the drilling cost, which is approximately $1.3 million. There will, of course, be additional completion costs should the drilling operation be successful.
As with the Company's well #1 on this property, this horizontal well is planned to be drilled vertically to a depth of approximately 9,500 feet, to the Bone Spring formation, and approximately 4,000 to 5,000 feet laterally within the formation to the bottom hole location. The estimated time for drilling and completion is expected to be approximately 60 to 90 days.
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