Pioneer Natural Resources Drills Successful Eagle Ford Shale Well

Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE: PSD) announces successful Eagle Ford Shale well in Live Oak County, TX.  The well produced over 8 mmcfd and 500 barrels per day of condensate.  Pioneer plans four additional wells to assess the potential of its acreage.

“The Sinor #5 well, which is located in Live Oak County, Texas, flowed at an initial rate of approximately 11.3 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (approximately 8.3 million cubic feet of natural gas per day and 500 barrels of condensate per day) on a 22/64 inch choke with 4,550 pounds per square inch wellhead flowing pressure. The liquids-rich gas contains 1,200 British thermal units per cubic foot.”

“Scott Sheffield, Chairman and CEO, stated, ‘The initial results of the Sinor #5 discovery are very encouraging, especially considering the significant volume of higher-valued condensate and natural gas liquids. This discovery, coupled with the Eagle Ford Shalewells recently completed by others, reinforces our expectation that this shale play will be very prolific.’ “

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.