Rose Petroleum said today that it had identified "multiple drilling targets" in the Paradox Basin, Utah, after interpreting 3D seismic data.
Rose Petroleum today insisted that it will be able to shoot seismic in Utah on schedule despite having to resubmit its environmental assessment (EA) for the job.
A 60MW wind farm has been commissioned in Utah this week with technical support from Scottish renewable energy consultancy, SgurrEnergy.
A new date has not been set by the US government for an oil and gas natural lease auction of federal funds in Utah. Earlier this week it was postponed after overwhelming interest from the public, including climate activists.
Rose Petroleum has scaled back drilling plans in the United States due to market conditions and the low oil price.
Rose Petroleum has spudded the State 1-34 Mancos well in Utah. The company said it had used a smaller rig for better cost efficiency and will bring in a larger rig in early January to drill the balance of the well to total depth. Surface casing will be set to 300 feet and once the surface casing is cemented in place, drilling operations will recommence.