Newfield’s Eagle Ford Production Is Set to Surge at Year-end

NFX Plans to Drill 20 Wells and Grow Production 30% in 2014
Newfields Eagle Ford Focus Areas

Newfield’s Eagle Ford Focus Areas | Click to Enlarge

Newfield Exploration’s Eagle Ford production grew 9% from the second quarter to the third quarter to average 8,200 boe/d. Fourth quarter production is expected to surge to more than 12,000 boe/d as well pads in the West Asherton area come online.

Growth in the last few months of the year puts Newfield on pace to grow production 70% year over year. The company’s production is approximately 56% oil, 19% NGLs, and 24% natural gas.

Read more: Newfield Moving to Pad Completions in the Eagle Ford

Newfield is drilling horizontal laterals that range from 5,000-10,000 ft in the West Asherton Field in Dimmit County and has been able to drive well costs down approximately 20% to $7.3 million.

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Newfield Moving To Pad Completions and Driving Costs Down

NFX's Eagle Ford Production Was Down In Q1 - Will Surge In Q2
Newfields Eagle Ford Focus Areas

Newfield’s Eagle Ford Focus Areas | Click to Enlarge

Newfield (NFX) is one of the first to show what I expect we’ll see from others later in the year.

NFX’s Eagle Ford production was down in the first quarter, BUT it will surge in the second quarter when well pads that are already drilled are completed.

Others will experience this as well. Pad drilling will make production profiles look much more choppy than they have been to date. [Read more…]

Newfield’s Extended Lateral Wells in Dimmit County Produce 900 BOED

We should know results of the 10,000 ft lateral test early in 2013
Newfield Eagle Ford Well Performance

Newfield Focus Areas | Click to Enlarge

Newfield Explorations has drilled four extended lateral (SXL) wells in Dimmit County to date. Initial wells results look promising with initial production rates near 900 boe/d. The company has drilled the wells with 7,500 ft laterals in as little as 12 days. That’s moving. The company has five additional SXL wells planned before year-end and also plans to test a wells with a 10,000 ft lateral. Results point to SXL wells yielding more than 500,0000 barrels and 10,000 ft laterals might grow potential EURs even further. The company commented:

Again, we are using controlled flowback to manage the production, limit pressure drawdown and maximize EURs. Our South Texas drilling team is able to drill and case these wells in 12 days for less than $3 million. We are seeing some relief in completion cost and expect the favorable trends to continue into 2013.

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Newfield Q3 2011 Operations Update – Well Results and Costs

Newfield Exploration announced its third quarter earnings along with an update on its Eagle Ford operations. The company has a 335,000 acre position in the Maverick Basin across Dimmit, Maverick, and Zavala counties.

Drilling is currently focused in the southern portion of the company’s acreage where infrastructure is accessible. The company also has a pilot program active in the West Asherton area in Dimmit County. The company has completed 16 wells that have produced 650 barrels of oil equivalent in the first 24 hours. The wells have expected EUR’s of 300,000 barrels. Wells have been drilled in as little as 7 days at average costs of $6.6 million for drilling and completion. [Read more…]

Newfield – Anadarko Acquire TXCO Resources Eagle Ford Assets

Newfield Exploration and Anadarko Petroleum have emerged as the buyers now bankrupt TXCO Resources’ acreage in the Maverick Basin of South Texas. Anadarko will absorb approximately 80,000 net acres in the southern portion of the basin for approximately $93 million. Newfield gets the lion’s share of assets by acquiring over 350,000 gross acres (300,000 acres net) for $217 million.

The Eagle Ford is really beginning to heat up. South Texas will now become a core area for Newfield and major asset for Anadarko Petroleum. [Read more…]

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