The #1 Maria
was preceded on the Glasco Extension prospect by the #1 L.L. Butler, drilled by
Harrison Interests Ltd, in the fall of 1991. The #1 L.L. Butler is located 467'
FSL and 1246' FEL of Section 29, Block A-19, P.S.L. Survey in Andrews and
Gaines Co's. and was drilled to a total depth of 13,827 ft.
The #1 L.L. Butler encountered the top of the
Devonian Formation and the top of the Devonian porosity at 12,564 feet. The top
of the Devonian Formation conformed perfectly to the top of the main Glasco
Fields' structural Devonian setting. An oil-water contact was established for
the Devonian Formation at 12,650 feet. The oil-water contact also fit the
conformity of oil-water for the entire Glasco Field.
The Harrison Interests Ltd. #1 L.L. Butler
established the eastern fault block of the Glasco Devonian Field. It
encountered 86 feet of oil pay in the Devonian Formation and proved that the
eastern fault block of the field showed no signs of depletion. While attempting
to drill to the Ellenburger formation, the Devonian formation was severely
damaged. 19 days of remediation proved futile and the well was eventually
capped and not completed.
Thus set the stage for #1 Maria. Del Sloan of Sloan
Petroleum spent many years, along with Wes Perry of Perry & Perry Petroleum
Land Services, and
Resources in negotiating and buying the leases covering the
1/2 section on which #1 Maria was drilled.