EOG Resources announced its best wells to date in the Eagle Ford Shale. The company reported several wells coming online at more than 1,500 b/d. The company's Mitchell Unit #1H and #2H set records in Gonzales County producing 2,821 and 3,090 b/d with 2.8 and 2.9 mmcfd of gas, respectively. Initial results are positive from 7 pilot areas where the company is downspacing to less than 130-acres per well. The company will have more data in regards to downspacing at the end of the fourth quarter.
Across the company, crude oil and condensate production grew 54% over the third quarter of 2010. That's strong growth from a company that was overwhelmingly gas focused just a couple of years ago.
Across its dominant acreage position in the South Texas Eagle Ford crude oil window, EOG's 2011 improved completion techniques and cost optimization practices continue to drive operational gains and enhanced well production results. Reflecting this combination, EOG has posted its best wells to date in the South Texas Eagle Ford. In Gonzales County, the northeastern-most part of EOG's acreage, the Mitchell Unit #1H and #2H began initial production at peak rates of 2,821 and 3,090 barrels of crude oil per day (Bopd) with 2.8 and 2.9 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd) of rich natural gas, respectively. The Meyer Unit #1H, #2H and #6H started sales at peak crude oil rates of 2,372, 1,600 and 2,918 Bopd, respectively, and produced 1.8, 2.2 and 2.7 MMcfd of associated rich natural gas, respectively. The Kerner Carson Unit #1H, #2H, #4H, #6H, #8H and #10H wells were turned to sales at crude oil production rates ranging from 1,580 to 2,239 Bopd with 1.2 to 1.9 MMcfd of rich natural gas. EOG has 100 percent working interest in these Gonzales County wells.
South of Gonzales in Karnes County, the center of EOG's acreage, the AFO Unit #1H, #2H and #3H began initial maximum production at 2,289, 1,700 and 1,548 Bopd, respectively, with rich natural gas production ranging from 1.2 to 1.6 MMcfd. EOG has 100 percent working interest in these wells. EOG has 50 percent working interest in the Deleon-Reinhard Unit #1H and Deleon-Wiatrek Unit #1H wells, which were completed at peak crude oil rates of 2,235 Bopd with 1.2 MMcfd and 2,161 Bopd with 1.7 MMcfd of rich natural gas, respectively.
In LaSalle County, EOG's southwestern-most acreage, the Naylor Jones A #6H and A #7H began initial production at 1,582 and 1,342 Bopd with 1.5 and 1.6 MMcfd of rich natural gas, respectively. EOG has 100 percent working interest in these wells.
"As we apply what we've learned about the Eagle Ford across our extensive operations, EOG's production results just get better and better," Papa said. "We are also seeing early positive results from each of our seven downspacing pilot programs. Drilling wells more tightly spaced than our original 130-acre patterns provides even more development opportunities for EOG."