Cabot Oil & Gas – Eagle Ford Down Spacing Success at 55-Acres

Higher Initial Production from Closely Spaced Wells

Cabot Oil & Gas’ Eagle Ford acreage┬áin the Buckhorn area of Frio and La Salle counties will likely be developed on 55-acre well spacing (or less). Two wells tested at 400 ft spacing between 5,900 ft laterals came on line at 790 boe/d. At lower spacing intervals, Cabot has 550-700 Eagle Ford locations in the Buckhorn area alone.

That compares well to the previous seven development wells drilled in the Eagle Ford that came online at 860 boe/d. When compared to the average of all 30 wells Cabot has drilled, these were better. The company didn’t attribute the improvement to any one factor, but better completion designs developed at the end of last year likely played a role.

This won’t be the last time you hear about operational improvements from companies. Expect major efficiency gains in 2012. Operators are just beginning to hit their stride.

Check out the company’s acreage map and read more about their position at Cabot’s Eagle Ford page.

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  2. Butch Davis says:

    Just a comment I would like to inject. I am a drug free, alcohol free, no accidents no tickets individual with a Texas Class A CDL with X endorsement. Because I haven’t been driving actively in the last fifteen years, I have had no responses on applications or resumes I have sent in. I would think even though it has been some time, the knowledge i acquired while at Dowell and Dowell Schlumberger in the south texas fields both as an operator and Service Supervisor in cementing and acidizing would still be an asset to many companies. Just curious, but it seems like no one is interested in the experience I have gained over the years. On another note, I was still active in the industry analyzing crudes from all parts of the world including Eagle Ford crude. Just thought you would like to know, there are a lot of us seniors that could share a lot of knowledge in this new field.

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