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Are there really 4,000 DUC’s in the Permian? There might be less than you think.

How does Energent methodology compare to that of EIA?To many analysts and investors who monitor energy sector, drilled-but-uncompleted well (DUC’s) counts are an important metric along with CAPEX plans, acreage grades, and regional risk factors that might affect the production level in the near-term. As E&P’s increasingly focus on optimizing field development through multi-well pad drilling in a factory style[1], it is important to understand how this phenomenon could impact the DUC’s going forward. Energent’s undertaking begins with a well-by-well...

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Did Keane and C&J Jump Start Pressure Pumping M&A?

C&J Energy Services and Keane Group announced a $1.8 billion all-stock merger on Monday morning. If completed, the deal will create the third largest US pressure pumper in terms of total hydraulic horsepower (HHP) capacity.Based on Energent's Lower 48 Horsepower and frac crew data, the combination of the two Houston-based pressure pumpers would result in roughly 2.3 million HHP capacity, ranking the newly combined entity behind Halliburton and Schlumberger in total capacity. BJ Services would drop to fourth at...

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Ask-the-Analyst May 2019

Friday 5/31Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush, Boyd Skelton, and James Jang, M.Sc.. On average, how many days did Permian operators take to file completion reports to TRRC? Find out in the comment section below on Monday! #OilandGas #Energy #shaleIn the Permian, it took about 5 months to report their completion activity. However, Delaware operators took a few more days (8 days).Tuesday 5/28Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush, Boyd Skelton, and Luke Smith. Which basin had the highest per well proppant usage for horizontal wells? Analyst...

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Marcellus and Eagle Ford Well Highlights

Chesapeake Energy in Marcellus (2019-04-10)Chesapeake Appalachia completed new well Adams 2H in Wyoming, PennsylvaniaAdams 2H tested April 10 for 25,986 MMcf of gas over 24 hours. Adams 2H is reported to have a vertical depth of 7,788 ft and a measured depth of 16,944 ft. The 9,156 ft lateral is perforated from 8,025 ft to 16,809 ft with 34 stages. Frac, flowback, directional, and casing vendors are BJ Service, Falcon Flowback Services, Halliburton, and Pipeco Services.Southwestern Energy completes 85 stage well in MarcellusSouthwestern Energy completed a...

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Ask-the-Analyst April 2019

Tuesday 4/30Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush, Boyd Skelton, and Luke Smith. What would an acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation by Oxy or Chevron look like for the #Permian basin? #OilandGas #Energy #shaleIf either Oxy or Chevron acquired Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, they would become the second largest proppant user in the Permian basin (based on 2018 data). Pioneer Natural Resources Company would still remain the largest user by 1 billion pounds, but Oxy would become the largest operator by number of fracs.Thursday 4/25Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush,...

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New Well Highlights from Permian, Williston, Eagle Ford, and Haynesville

Shell completes 2 mile lateral in Permian (2019-01-31)Shell reported the completion of a new well on an 855 acre lease in Loving county, Texas.The Medora 29 LOV Unit 0805 1H was drilled to a vertical depth of 11,849 ft and a measured depth of 22,664 ft. It flowed 1,670 bbl of oil and 2,336 MMcf of gas over a 24 hour period  for a gas-oil ratio of 1398 February 7. Hydraulic fracturing and proppant is supplied by Keane with FTSI provided acid.Equinor Energy in Williston...

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Ask-the-Analyst March 2019

Thursday 3/28Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush, Boyd Skelton, and Jonathon Clark. Do you know how many fracs have occurred in the Eagle Ford since the start of 2017? Also, how much proppant was consumed during that time? Find out tomorrow. #OilandGas #Energy #eagleford #shaleNumber of fracs in the Eagle Ford basin up 4% in 2018 compared to 2017. Proppant consumption also increased by 17% during time same time period as operators used more than 24 million tons of frac sand. Tuesday 3/26Ask-the-Analyst: Todd Bush,...

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Central Texas Frac Sand Mine Hours Drop 10%

In 2019, Texas will reach over 130 million tons of production per year (MMTPY) of frac sand nameplate capacity, of which 85% will come from Permian and Eagle Ford facilities, as new construction projects wind down and ramp to full utilization. Energent is closely monitoring regional operations in central and south Texas as mines shut down in the first half of 2019.Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PXD) and Covia Holdings Corporation (NYSE: CVIA) reported future closures scheduled in the first...

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