Topic: Permian Basin

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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New Well Highlights from Permian, Williston, and Eagle Ford

EOG in Permian (2019-01-21) and (2019-01-29)EOG Resources reported two completions in the Permian basin in Lea, New Mexico.The Ares 4 State #202 H was drilled to a measured depth of 14,905 ft in the upper bone spring formation. Drilled to a vertical depth of 9,920 ft with a 21 stage 4,985 ft lateral length, the Ares is an oil well and flowed 1,580 bbl of oil with a gas-oil ratio of 2958 Kcf/bbl.The Heartthrob 17 State #708H flowed 2,532 bbl of oil and 5,538 MMcf...

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Well Highlights from Permian, Marcellus, Midcon and Eagle Ford

Calyx Energy completes multiple 2-mile laterals in MidCon (2019-01-17) (2019-01-18) (2019-01-21) Tulsa, Oklahoma based Calyx Energy reported three completions in McIntosh, Oklahoma in late January. The latest Schrute Farm wells are drilled in a different county than Calyx Energy usually operates; the majority of past Calyx Energy wells have been drilled in the Hughes, Okfuskee and Payne counties. Thus far, initial production rates in McIntosh are significantly lower than those in other counties.Schrute Farms 1-16-28CH produced 358 MMcf of gas. It...

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Well Highlights IP & BOE

Hess, EOG, Equinor, and Hunt Oil Complete New Unconventional Wells

Hess Corporation in Williston (2019-01-08) A Williston well was completed by Hess Corporation in Williams county, North Dakota. The SC-TR Slette-153-98-1819H-6 was drilled to a measured depth of 21,350 ft with perforations from 11,435 ft to 21,350 ft. It flowed 3,334 bbl of oil, 6,176 MMcf of gas, and 3,358 bbl of water on January 10. Propping agents, acid, iron control, acid inhibitors, and hydraulic horsepower are provided by Keane Group. EOG in Karnes County (2019-01-11) and (2019-01-13) EOG completed two wells in...

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Permian Jumps 15% in Horsepower Demand in Q4’19

Permian HHP demand is forecasted to trough in 1H’19, declining roughly 19% from the 2Q’18 peak to 5 million HHP before takeaway capacity comes online in 2H’19 and operators begin completing deferred activity. Active Permian crews are likely to decrease an additional 7% from Q4'18 levels, to match an 8% decline in HHP demand over the same period.Westwood estimates a 15% sequential increase in HHP demand from Q3’19 to Q4’19, with a 1% increase in active, or marketed, supply. Pressure...

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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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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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In-Basin Sand Report: New Winkler Mines Change Frac Sand Landscape

New sand mines are changing frac sand pricing and logistics dynamics. The mines are concentrated in and around Winkler county in the heart of the Permian Basin.With 28% growth in Permian rigs, service companies and operators are reducing costs with new sand supply coming online in West Texas. Permian and SCOOP/STACK are leading the rig count growth (see sample page below). Drilling rigs targeting continue to dominate the drilling market.  Will the in-basin frac sand trend continue to other plays? Logistics Hold...

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