SM Energy Plans 100 Operated Eagle Ford Completions in 2014

SM Energy Eagle Ford Map
SM Energy Eagle Ford Map

SM Energy plans to spend $900 million in the Eagle Ford in 2014.

Approximately $650 million is planned for the company's operated position where 100 Eagle Ford completions are expected. An additional $250 million will be spent on acreage operated by Anadarko.

The company's costs carry from Mitsui will be exhausted in the first half of the year. From that point, SM Energy will be responsible for its working interest share of costs.

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Five rigs and two dedicated frack crews will run on the company's operated acreage. Operated activity in 2014 will be split between Galvan Ranch and Briscoe Ranch.

We anticipate that our announced program will generate strong returns and will allow SM Energy to post another record year of production in 2014.
— Tony Best, CEO