Recent Observations at The Golden Lake Sparky Fireflood Pilot


Karl A. Miller, Darryl D. Jaques, Kenneth R. Staniforth,
Husky Oil Operations Ltd.


The Husky operated Golden Lake Sparky fireflood pilot has been in operation since 1968; and the pilot history, field charac- teristics, and operating results through 1981 have been reported in the literature. During the following four years the pilot was expanded extensively. In 1982, two additional patterns were ignited and, in 1983, seven wells were drilled to complete one additional pattern and parts of three others. In late 1984/early 1985, fifteen wells were added to complete four patterns, add five offsetting producers, and replace an abandoned well. In late 1985, ignitions were attempted at three of the newly completed patterns.