Questerre updates status of 15-01 Kakwa gas well
Calgary, Alberta -- Questerre Energy Corporation
("Questerre" or the "Company") reported today on the
status of its Montney gas well located at 15-01-62-06-
W6M ("15-01" or the "Well") in the Kakwa area, 45
kilometres north of Grand Cache, Alberta.
As previously reported, the Well was being pressure
tested on January 12, 2013, when equipment failure
resulted in an uncontrolled release of completion
fluids and gas. The Well is now under control and
flowing through separators to the flare stack.
The Company's priority after the loss of control was
to ensure the safety of the crew and general public.
Air quality monitoring was setup in a 10 km radius
with a mobile unit testing area up to 150 km away.
Only trace amounts of hydrogen sulphide or sour gas
were detected. All stakeholders in the area were
contacted and kept informed of the status of the well
throughout the period. The next priority was to ensure
a safe work environment on site.
After these goals were achieved, well control
operations were undertaken. These operators safely
brought the well under control approximately 48 hours
after the initial incident. The wellbore integrity is
maintained and production testing operations will
commence in the near future.
An investigation of the incident will be undertaken in
co-operation with the regulators. The Company will
report on the results of this in due course.
Michael Binnion, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Questerre, commented "I want to thank the first
responders who secured this site. I also greatly
appreciate the supportive comments and help of
stakeholders in the area and apologize for the
concerns created. In particular, I am impressed with
and grateful for the incident response team on site
for their calm work under pressure to successfully
resolve this incident."
For further information, please contact:
Questerre Energy Corporation
Michael Binnion, President
(403) 807-7375 | Email: