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WS - Devon scores the top Niobrara IP24 to date in Powder River - October 8, 2019
Devon Energy recently brought two Niobrara wells online in the Powder River Basin, both on its SDU Tillard Fed #18-193771 pad in Converse County, Wyoming. The 1XNH was completed with a 9,681-ft effective lateral in 32 stages using 22.6 MMlb of proppant. During an initial 24-hour test, the well produced 2,662 boe/d (88% oil), or 275 boe/d per 1,000 lateral ft, from a 30/64-inch choke at 1,850 psi FTP and 258 psi FCP. This is the highest IP24 reported for a Niobrara horizontal in the Powder River...
Oct 08, 2019
WS - Samson’s initial Turner wells beat pre-drill expectations - October 8, 2019
Samson Resources II announced initial results for its first two operated Turner wells in the Hornbuckle area of Converse County, Wyoming. The wells were drilled to delineate the Turner on Samson’s acreage, which lies west of the industry’s current Turner core. The Brushy Creek Fed 3772-0631 #1FH was drilled with a 9,716-ft lateral and produced a 24-hour IP of 2,260 boe/d and an initial 30-day rate of 1,708 boe/d, or 176 boe/d per 1,000 ft of lateral. The Reynolds Fed 3872-3106 #3FH produced an...
Oct 08, 2019
WS - Regional Highlights - October 8, 2019
The EIA projects that Niobrara production will rise by 12,000 bo/d and 52 MMcf/d sequentially in October to 767,000 bo/d and 5.7 Bcf/d. There are 438 DUCs in the Niobrara as of August, down by 23 from July.The US Bureau of Land Management opened more than 720,000 acres for oil and gas development along California’s central coast, making new federal land in the state available to the industry for the first time since 2013. The agency approved a resource management plan that...
Oct 08, 2019
WS - Chesapeake Energy Highlights - October 8, 2019
Chesapeake Energy completed its first Niobrara well in the Powder River Basin since 2014 during Q3. The Lebar #25-34-70 Usa A Tr #23H was completed with a 9,386-ft effective lateral in 35 frac stages using 19.1 MMlb of proppant. During a 24-hour test, the well produced 914 boe/d (77% oil), or 97 boe/d per 1,000 lateral ft, on a 30/64-inch choke at 1,877 psi FCP. Another two Niobrara wells are planned this...
Oct 08, 2019
WS - Extraction Oil & Gas Highlights - October 8, 2019
Extraction Oil & Gas has set 2020 capex at $30-40 million, down from $650-700 million in 2019. This will allow the company to be cash flow positive in 4Q19 and in 2020. In addition, subsidiary Elevation Midstream’s Badger central gathering system has begun moving crude oil, gas and water. Badger is now transporting volumes from the first wells on Elevation’s Intercharge pad in the Broomfield area of the DJ Basin, as well as the nearby Coyote Trails...
Oct 08, 2019
WS - Chesapeake delivering oilier wells in Turner program - September 17, 2019
In the Powder River Basin, Chesapeake Energy’s Turner program is turning in higher oil-to-gas ratios as the company focuses its activity on the oil window of the play. The company highlighted two recent examples. The RRC 5-34-70 USA B TR 23H set a singlewell production record at a peak rate of 4,000 boe/d (75% oil) from a 9,827-ft effective lateral followed by an initial 30-day oil rate of 2,000 bo/d. The BB 2-35- 71 USA A TR 16H flowed a peak rate of 3,200 boe/d (88% oil) and initial...
Sep 17, 2019
WS - Ultra lowering costs through two-string wellbore design pilot - September 17, 2019
Ultra Petroleum has been conducting a two-string wellbore design pilot on its Pinedale assets as it looks for further costs savings. The company has drilled 13 wells in the program YTD and has realized savings of $500,000 per well, despite being in the early stages of the program. Ultra successfully delivered eight two-string design wells in Q2 at an average cost of $2.6 million apiece. These wells are not easy to complete, but the company’s success rate improved from 50% in Q1 to 73% in Q2....
Sep 17, 2019
WS - Regional Highlights - September 17, 2019
The EIA projects that Niobrara production will rise by 12,000 bo/d and 52 MMcf/d sequentially in October to 767,000 bo/d and 5.7 Bcf/d.The Saddlehorn crude and condensate pipeline will increase its capacity by 100,000 bbl/d to 290,000 bbl/d after a successful open season. The higher capacity is expected to be available in late 2020 following the addition of incremental pumping and storage capabilities. Owned by Noble Midstream Partners Greenfield Midstream JV, Magellan Midstream...
Sep 17, 2019
WS - Noble Energy Highlights - September 17,2019
Noble Energy has improved its capital efficiency in the Mustang development area of the DJ Basin through design changes. Its current completion design, first tested in 2018, uses lower fluid volumes downhole and incorporates highviscosity friction reducers. Mustang DP 408, one of the development plans in Row 2, is comprised of 24 wells, half of which were completed using the current design. These 12 horizontals outperformed the wells completed with the prior design. Other improvements include...
Sep 17, 2019
WS - Cuda Oil & Gas Highlights - September 17, 2019
Cuda Oil & Gas completed its exit from Quebec, Canada, in order to focus on its core in the Powder River...
Sep 17, 2019

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