Insights

New Well Highlights from Eagle Ford, Spraberry, Haynesville, SCOOP/STACK and Bakken

Tidal Petroleum Uses 2459 bbls HCL Acid and 7.5 Million Pounds of Frac Sand (2018-08-13) An Eagle Ford well was completed by Tidal Petroleum in Karnes, Texas. The Moy South 1H produced 24-hour IP rates of 2644 bbl of oil, 1,584 MMcf of gas, and 216 bbl of water at 12,700 ft and 15,972 ft. Enterprise Products is the gatherer for crude, condensate, and gas for the pad. Tidal Petroleum reported flowing tubing pressures of 4900 PSI and a 22/64 choke...

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Surge Energy, EOG Resources, and Antero Well Updates

Surge Energy completes Spraberry well (2018-03-10) Houston-based Surge Energy reported the completion of a horizontal well in the Spraberry Trend in Howard county, Texas. The Permian well produced 24-hour IP rates of 194 bbl of oil, 347 MMcf of gas and 926 bbl of water along its 7,028 ft lateral for a gas-oil ratio of 1788. Drilled to 7,432 ft, the Clark Unit B 24-13 62SH is equipped with a downhole actuation sleeve with a PSIG of 8856.   EOG Resources Completes 2-mile...

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Delaware, Eagle Ford, Bakken, and SCOOP New Well Highlights

Tidal Petroleum Uses 7.5 Million Pounds of Frac Sand and 2459 bbls HCL Acid (2018-08-13) An Eagle Ford well was completed by Tidal Petroleum in Karnes, Texas. The Moy South 1H produced 24-hour IP rates of 2644 bbl of oil, 1,584 MMcf of gas, and 216 bbl of water along the 3,546 lateral. Enterprise Products is the gatherer for crude, condensate, and gas for the pad. Tidal Petroleum reported flowing tubing pressures of 4900 PSI and a 22/64 choke size. Discovery Natural...

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New Well Highlights from Bakken, Marcellus, Anadarko, and Wolfcamp

Hunt Oil Completes 2-mile Lateral in Bakken (2018-07-24) Hunt Oil Company has completed a Bakken well, the AUSTIN 154-90-27-22H-1, in Mountrail county, North Dakota.The AUSTIN 154-90-27-22H-1 had an initial production rate of 1073 bbl of oil, 570 MMcf of gas, and 341 bbl of water. Drilled at a depth of 9,420-ft, the 10,509-ft lateral well completed with plug and perf system. Hunt Oil Company reported a max pressure of 7,073 PSI and max rate of 62 barrels per minute in its...

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Pressure Pumpers Fall Prey to Efficiency

Completion efficiencies in the Marcellus/Utica formations of the US Northeast have changed the perception of the mature gas basin. The implementation of longer laterals and increased proppant loading intensity have lowered production costs and raised production. However, pressure pumpers in the Appalachia are expecting a slow-down in the back half of 2018 due to operators reaching production targets sooner than expected given increased operational efficiencies.Recent data shows a 9% decline in Marcellus fleet utilization. In June, utilization totaled approximately 93%...

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The Proppant Demand Dichotomy in Appalachia Super Laterals

While the Appalachia Basin only accounts for roughly 15% of total proppant usage in the Lower 48, the US Northeast has some of the highest proppant amounts per well. In 1Q18 a typical completion in the Appalachia Basin averaged roughly 16 million pounds, or 8,000 tons, representing a 7% increase year-over-year. Comparatively, the US average is roughly 13 million pounds or 6500 tons. This is partially attributable to specific operators in the region testing longer “super laterals.” Figure 1. Proppant Amount and...

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Marcellus Longer Laterals

Super Laterals Trending in the US Northeast

Operators across the Lower 48 are continuously enhancing their drilling and completion techniques to extract the most out of any given well. While lateral length trends vary in each basin, operators in the Marcellus and Utica in the US Northeast are testing some of the longest laterals in the country—beyond 20,000’ in some cases—and are showing no signals of slowdown. Operators in the Marcellus and Utica are drilling 9,035-foot average laterals in 2017. Year-to-date in 2018, the average lateral length...

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Permian Traffic Accidents up 17% in 2018

A surge of activity has sprung up with the steady increase in price of WTI since the summer of 2017, most notably a 11.5% (+101 rigs) rise in rig count within the Permian Basin between June 2017 and April 2018. To support such activity, the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDot, has allocated approximately $2 billion towards the Energy Sector in the State of Texas expanding across more than 1,400 projects from 2016-2019.Included in the $2 billion is approximately $180...

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