Sanchez Energy’s First-Quarter Production Up 376% Over Last Year

72% Oil Cut from First-Quarter Production
Sanchez Energy Eagle Ford Acreage

Sanchez Energy Eagle Ford Acreage Map

Sanchez Energy increased its’ portfolio-wide production by 376% to 18,784 boe/d in the first-quarter of 2014 over the first-quarter of 2013. The oil cut from this year’s first-quarter production was 72%, with 15% NGLs and 13% natural gas. Production remained relatively flat quarter-over-quarter.


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Abraxas Petroleum Operations Update Reveals Strong Initial Production (IP) Rate for McMullen County Well

In its' First 30-days, the Dutch 2H Had Average Production of 1,093 boe/d
Abraxas Petroleum, Cave Prospect Map

Abraxas Petroleum, Cave Prospect Map | Click to Enlarge

San Antonio-based Abraxas Petroleum Corp. had good initial production on one of its’ Cave Prospect wells, located in McMullen County, in the first-quarter of the year. In its’ first 30-days, the Dutch 2H had average production of 1,093 boe/d.

According to company officials, Abraxas will shut-in the well for 60-days to drill an off-set well, when drilling is completed on its’ Eagle Eyes 1H well, located in the company’s Jourdanton prospect, in Atascosa County.

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Swift Energy Reveals Initial Production Rates for Six Eagle Ford Test Wells

Company Officials Say IP Rates from Test Wells Indicate More Predictable Growth Profile in Acreage
Swift Eagle Ford Acreage Map

Swift Eagle Ford Acreage Map | Click to Enlarge

Swift Energy tested three Eagle Ford wells in the Fasken area of Webb County, with average initial production (IP) rates of 22.1 mmcf/d. The Company has identified an additional 50-60 undeveloped lower Eagle Ford locations in the Fasken area and expects future well costs to be approximately $7.5 million. The company is currently in the negotiations process for a joint venture in this area to accelerate development.

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Comstock’s Best Eagle Ford Wells Came Online in McMullen County in 2013

Comstock spent $137 million on acreage acquisitions in 2013
Comstock Eagle Ford Wells

Comstock Eagle Ford Wells | Click to Enlarge

In 2013, Comstock completed 63 gross (42 net) Eagle Ford Shale wells, including six wells (3.8 net) drilled in 2012. Completed Eagle Ford Shale wells had an average initial production (IP) rate of 780 boe/d.

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Best Producing Comstock Wells – McMullen County, TX

Comstock’s best wells in the Eagle Ford were drilled in McMullen County, TX. Average boe/d results for the six best wells are listed below:

  • Gloria Wheeler C #3H – 1,340 boe/d
  • Gloria Wheeler C #1H – 1,219 boe/d
  • Gloria Wheeler D #4H – 1,113 boe/d
  • Gloria Wheeler A #4H 1,066 boe/d
  • Gloria Wheeler D #3H 1,054 boe/d
  • Gloria Wheeler C #2H 1,025 boe/d

All six wells produced more than 1,000 boe/d.

Comstock Company-Wide Drilling and Expenditures

During 2013, Comstock spent $343.6 million on its continuing development and exploration activities and $137.0 million on acreage acquisition costs. Comstock drilled a total of 75 horizontal oil wells (51.6 net) and two horizontal natural gas wells (2.0 net) across the company’s assets.

Of the $137 million spent on acquisitions, the company spent $66.5 million on 70% of Ursa Resources’ interest in Eagle Ford assets in Burleson and Washington counties. The deal included one well producing 433 boe/d and 32,000 gross (20,000 net) acres.

Read more: Comstock-Ursa Resources Reach Eagle Ford Deal Worth $66.5 Million

Comstock had ~6,300 b/d of crude oil production in 2013. That’s up 29% from 2012 when production was ~4,900 b/d. Oil and gas sales increased by 7% in 2013 to $422.6 million from $394.6 million in 2012. 

Comstock 2013 Highlights

  • 63 gross (42 net) Eagle Ford Shale wells completed
  • 75 horizontal oil wells (51.6 net) and two horizontal natural gas wells (2.0 net) drilled
  • Average Eagle Ford completed well had an IP rate of 780 boe/d
  • Highest producing well was drilled in McMullen County – Gloria Wheeler C #3H – 1,340 boe/d
  • Spent $343.6 million on its continuing development and exploration
  • Invested $137.0 million on acreage acquisitions
  • Crude oil sales volume grew to ~6,300 b/d


BP’s Eagle Ford Shale Position Reaches 450,000 Net Acres – 6 Tcfe

BP Eagle Ford Shale Map

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BP’s Eagle Ford acreage position has swelled to 450,000 net acres, with potential reserves of 6 trillion cubic feet of gas equivalent or 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent. That’s a big jump from the rumored 100,000+ acres the company was thought to have just a little over a year ago.

The company acquired its position over the past two years through multiple deals that also involved its operating partner Lewis Energy. Lewis has 10 rigs active across the area and with higher natural gas prices the companies would probably be doing much more. Approximately half of the company’s acreage is situated in the dry-gas window of the play.  [Read more…]