Eagle Ford Well Record for Natural Gas – Escondido Resources II

Escondido Produces 16 mmcfd from Eagle Ford gas well. Pushes forward in the Olmos and Escondido formations
Petrohawk Eagle Ford Shale Map

Hawkville Seen Here Extends into Webb County | Click to Enlarge

An Eagle Ford well record was recently set by Escondido Resources in the Hawkville Field in Webb County. The company completed the Spohn Ranch 1H well with a 6,975 ft lateral and 25 fracture stages. The well came online at more than 16 mmcfd and produced 0.4 Bcf in the first 30 days online. Escondido now has plans for additional development in the area.

Escondido is also pushing forward developing other horizons in South Texas. The company just completed its first horizontal “Escondido” well. Let’s hope for the company’s namesake this turns out to be a good investment. The first well indicates it will and the company plans seven follow up wells

The Storey 4H well is located in LaSalle County, Texas. in the Tres Encanto Field, an area also referred to as the White Kitchen Field. In its first 30 days of production, the Storey 4H averaged nearly 400 barrels of crude oil production per day along with 1.2 Mmcf of associated gas per day. The well was completed with eight frac stages over a 4,475-foot lateral. [Read more…]

Updated Texas Railroad Commission Map of the Eagle Ford Shale

Eagle Ford Shale Well Map

May 2012 Well Map - Click to Enlarge

The Railroad Commission released an updated well map in May. Since the March 15, 2012 version, the number of gas wells on schedule has only grown by 25, but the number of oil wells on schedule has surged by 422 to 1,376.

We’re close to having 2,000 producing wells on record. Take into account the delays in reporting and we’re likely well past 2,000.

The number of permits issued in the play jumped 381 to more than 4,000 over the past two months as well.

We’re running at a blistering pace. 400+ oil wells in two short months is a substantial feat and with ~250 rigs running, we’ll likely replicate the growth of the past two months many times over. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Shale Well Map – 3,700 Permits – 1,500 Producing – March 2012

Will More Than 2,500 Wells Be Drilled In 2012?
Eagle Ford Shale Well Map

Eagle Ford Well Map - Click to Enlarge

As of March 15, 2012, the Texas Railroad Commission reported almost 3,700 permits had been submitted, with 954 oil wells and 578 gas wells on schedule. That’s up from ~1,900 permits, with 194 oil wells and 249 gas wells on schedule in June of 2011. That means the industry brought on almost 1,100 wells in 9 months. Add in the many gathering delays in 2011 and that number could have been even higher. In 2012, don’t be surprised if as many as 2,500 wells are brought to production.

Also, note the difference in the proportion of oil vs. gas wells. In June of 2011, 56% of producing wells were considered “gas” wells, but in March of 2012 that number had fallen to just 38%. That’s a direct reflection of the commodity markets. Natural gas is at multi-decade lows, while oil has held strong above $100 per barrel. [Read more…]