DENVER, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grid Petroleum Corp. (OTCBB: GRPR): The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Grid Petroleum has received Notification from the Premont Joint Venture Operator, Progas Services Inc, that the Scorpion Number 1 has completed the drilling of the Garcia #3 well.
The Scorpion drilling rig #1 has been on location drilling for 11 days and has reached a depth of over 3850 feet.
The well has been Gamma Ray logged and Percussion Cored with the onsite geologist analyzing and interpreting the logs to determine the commercial viability of the Garcia #3 well.
It has been determined that the Garcia #3 well will be cased to depth and cemented for completion by August 21.
Upon the completion of the final cementing of the casing the Scorpion #1 Rig will be released to allow for the contracting of a lighter work-over rig to complete the Garcia #3 well.
"The completion is an involved and multi step process that requires a lighter duty rig to clean the drill bore, perforate the casing and hang tubing to name but a few of the tasks required to bring the well to the point of testing for initial production flow rates," states Grid Petroleum Corp. president James Powell. "We expect that the Garcia #3 will produce commercially as expected, if not significantly better than previously estimated."
The completion process can take several weeks before reliable production numbers can be disseminated.
The company will provide progress updates as they become available regarding the Garcia #3 and other anticipated drilling activity in the near future.
Grid Petroleum Corp. is a development stage company focused on the acquisition and development of low cost high reward oil and gas prospects with infield drilling for proven potential reserves in the United States and Canada.
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