Anadarko Eagle Ford Drilling Time Falls to 6.8 Days for Record

Anadarko is also approaching 100,000 boe/d of gross processed production
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Anadarko set an Eagle Ford record with a spud to rig release time of just 6.8 days for its best well in the second quarter of 2012. On average, the company spent just 10.5 days from spud to rig release for each well. That is down from almost 18 days when the company started drilling Eagle Ford wells in 2009.

Anadarko also set a record with a weekly net production rate of 32,300 boe/d in the quarter. Gross processed production is approaching 100,000 boe/d.

Anadarko is utilizing 9 conventional rigs and 1 spudder rig in the play. Eagle Ford drilling for the second quarter included spudding 70 wells, completing 50 wells, and reaching first production on 44 wells.

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  1. Where is your info coming from Welder? says:

    The surface hole drilling/casing time is included in that 6.8 days, as shown by their recent presentations. Very impressive stuff.

  2. Welder says:

    One more thing… they just beat that record today.

  3. Welder says:

    H&p 274 holds this record. The reason this is possible is mainly due to the fact that they don’t spud and set surface casing, the spudder rig does this for them. The wellheads are already set before the rig even moves onto location. Still pretty good timing though.

  4. George Ballou says:

    Mud loggers won’t even be set up yet…
    Maybe they won’t be needed, like in the Haynesville(?)

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