In March of 2013, Aurora acquired operated acreage in the Eagle Ford and on May 31st the company spud its first operated well in the play.
A Nabors rig is being used on the company's Heard Ranch to drill the JP Heard Bower #19H. A total of three wells will be drilled from the surface pad.
A vertical pilot whole will be drilled first to log the Eagle Ford. The log will be used in determining placement of future horizontal wellbores.
Aurora has an interest in 79,700 gross (21,800 net) acres in or near the Sugarkane field in the Eagle Ford. Aurora operates approximately 2,700 net acres at its Heard Ranch and Axel Tree prospects. Marathon Oil operates the majority of the company's non-operated acres.
A total of 14-19 operated wells and 30-32 non-operated wells will be drilled in 2013.