By Bob Weaver
Reports that the Cabot-Ike Morris deep well project on Road Fork Road
"came in" Friday have not been confirmed. Sources close to the drilling
operation said "They don't know yet," but the hole will be logged to
determine pockets of production. They said the target depth had been
Rumors circulated in the community over the weekend the well came in
producing 40 million cubic feet, which would be a major producer. The
original Parker well in Roane County produced 50 million cubic feet.
The Cabot-Ike Morris rig, upon completion of the Road Fork project, will be
moved for a second venture to the Yoak-Burrows site near White Pine Road
and the head of Bull River.
The hole from which profits could spring
Drilling reportedly slowed at the Ardent deep well site near the mouth of Bull
River, but unverified sources have reported the operation is now directional
or slant drilling, trying to hit gas. Unconfirmed sources said Ardent is
scheduled to drill at least two more wells in Calhoun.
New locations may include a operation on the Bud and Vonda Gunn property
on the old ridge road which stretches from Mt. Zion to Hur. The development
of a site on Beech was reportedly halted, at least temporarily. The original
experimental deep well was drilled nearby in the early 1970's.
Calhoun has the highest number of deep well permits, about 80, of any
county in West Virginia.
Control tower or Road Fork project