Topic: Frac & Proppant Database

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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West Texas inSANDity Continues in the Permian

Last week in Houston at the Frac Sand Supply & Logistics Conference, all signs pointed towards more sand per lateral foot, more mines in the Permian, and more trucks to deliver frac sand to the wellsite. Frac sand demand in the Delaware and Midland Basins is expected to increase. E&Ps have increased the proppant per lateral foot by 31% in the last year, with public E&Ps citing the transportation and logistics constraint as a concern, not frac sand supply. Regional replacement? Based on...

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Sanchez Energy (NYSE: SN) Expects to Double Production in 2017

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) had a blockbuster 2016, partnering with Blackstone the companies acquired Anadarko’s acreage in the Eagle Ford which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. This acquisition adds 132 DUCs, 3,400 drilling locations and 67,000 net Boe per day. The company optimized its well design in Catarina decreasing drilling and completion costs which are currently around $3 million per well.     In 2017, the company is expecting to spend $425 to $475 million and increasing...

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Devon Energy Will Utilize 15 to 20 rigs in 2017 with STACK and Delaware Focus

Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) released its preliminary 2017 outlook in December expressed the possibility of getting to 15 to 20 rigs in their drilling program with a focus in the STACK and Delaware basins. Devon will also focus on reducing their drilled but uncompleted count in the Eagle Ford down to about 40 in the first half of the year. The company is forecasting double digit U.S. oil growth with about a third of production hedged in 2017.Source: Devon Energy...

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