East Coast Energy Inc. has completed drilling and casing two coal bed methane wells at MacLellan's Brook.
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East Coast Energy VP Arden Thompson stands in front of one of the sites that was drilled in MacLellan's Brook.
This includes the first successfully drilled horizontal well in the Pictou Coalfield.
Drilling operations began in early November after years of preparation and evaluation including geological, engineering and regulatory compliance.
The drilling operation created significant spin-off benefits to the local economy as the company sourced goods and services from approximately 40 service providers as well as a variety of other businesses to support drilling activities in this project.
Company CEO Julie Cohen said she was encouraged throughout the drilling operation by the support the company has received from the Pictou County community.
The company will be analyzing and evaluating data collected in the drilling program before undertaking any further activity.