The company is targeting the Canol shale oil play with this well.
MGM Energy Corp. (TSX: T.MGX, Stock Forum) said it spud the East MacKay I-78 well on Exploration License 466B in the Northwest Territories on Jan. 27, 2013.
The East MacKay I-78 well, located in the Central Mackenzie Valley, is a vertical well to be drilled to a depth of approximately 2,050 metres and is expected to take approximately three weeks to drill, core and log.
According to the MGM Energy press release, once drilling has reached target depth, the well will be completed in the Canol and Bluefish zones and flow tested.
MGM Energy is the operator of the well and anticipates that operations will be completed by the second week of March.
MGM Energy is a Canadian oil and natural gas exploration and development company active in Northern Canada.
On Monday morning, MGM Energy was trading at $0.32 a share. The company has a market cap of $124.3 million, based on 388.5 million shares outstanding. The 52-week high and low was $0.40 and $0.13 respectively.