Looks like there has been a new Permit issued for Crowell well SW of Glenmora. Was SN# 251311 & now it is SN# 251809.
Thanks for posting - now to watch the production profile / decline over the next several months. Hopefully it won't be like the EOG well in Avoyelles.
Do companies ever choke the flow back on oil wells (eagles ranch) in these emerging unconventional plays to get better leasing terms? It seems like that would be beneficial if I was an operator. I know it could be a possibility. My friend has property in the haynesville shale and told me they sometimes decrease production from existing wells based on market conditions.
Not in my experience but then again I'm more familiar with dry gas and the Haynesville Shale. I have never run across or heard of any instance of an operator choking a well for the purpose of getting more favorable lease terms in the Haynesville.
In the case of the Haynesville Shale the reservoir is "over pressured" so flowing on an aggressive choke setting can damage the reservoir. Also restricted choke setting are generally considered to increase the EUR of the well. Wells are occasionally shut-in when near by new wells are being fracked and wells get shut-in for maintenance/work over operations. I'd very much like to see evidence of what your friend suggests. I think it is a suspicion/rumor based on mineral owners who know little about well operations.
That makes sense skip. I am talking about actual natural gas prices though in relation to the topic of wells in the haynesville shale.
I notice that all of the wells appear to be downdip of the shelf. Does anyone know between what townships the shelf runs in Vernon and rapides parishes. I see that it dips a lot on the eastern side of rapides parish.
I am referring to the six wells that are referred to as new wells on Amelia resources blog.
Frac Focus site is www.fracfocus.org
Very easy for anyone to access and find a well - if the data has been filed on that site.
One can go the "state, parish, well, operator" route to search for well info or just enter the API number (Frac Focus does not give option to search by Serial Numbers - API data is the norm).
API for this well is 17-079-20547.
There is nothing yet filed on Frac Focus for this well.
The details that will be filed on Frac Focus are difficult to evaluate since all that this site requires from operator are the names and volumes of various items that are part of the frac process. This includes water, proppant (all lumped together so no idea of proppant sizes or concentrations) and the various chemicals used (lots of trade names).
One needs to do a lot of math to calculate things like acid and proppant concentration.
This process may tell people WHAT is being injected as part of a frac - but it does nothing for most people to help them understand how a well is frac'd.
Ideally, one would like to see the detailed daily reports of the frac operations. But these are not required to be filed for public viewing.
The frac details were reported on SONRIS once upon a time. No reason was given for moving that data to frac focus. The math is fairly simple to break out proppant loading. Back when CHK drastically increased their lb.of sand per foot of perforated lateral I broke out a number of wells for interested clients. CHK's "Propageddon" well was a little over 5000#/lin. ft. but the average across a number of Haynesville operators soon dropped back to the low 3000# range although that was still a big increase from the 1200 to 1500#/ft. of earlier wells.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. recently set a new record by pumping more than 25,000 tons of sand down a well in North Lousiana’s Haynesville shale, according to “World Oil”. This record volume of sand was used in a frac job on the company’s Black 2&11-15-11 1H gas well with a 9,764 foot lateral leg. Jason Pigott, VP-Operations at Chesapeake, called this super frac process “propageddon”, noting that the massive amount of sand injected increased gas production by 70% over conventional treatments. Pigott went on to say, “What we’re doing is unleashing hell on every gas molecule downhole.”
Since 2014 oil and gas operators have increased the average amount of sand used in fracking by 50%. Concurrently, the industry has Increased the length of lateral legs of horizontal wells by approximately the same amount on a percentage basis, while more and larger zones are being fracked with each treatment. More sand intensive fracks have resulted in more oil and gas produced at reduced costs. This in turn has enabled some operators to remain solvent despite the crude oil price collapse and weak gas prices.
Tiger, I have to reply down here since there is no reply button under your last reply. The vast majority of Haynesville Shale operators do not have the luxury of restricting production since they barely have the cash flow to maintain operations and pay their debt commitments at these prices. If that was not the case, they would simply drill fewer wells. As fast as Haynesville wells decline, there is no need to choke back production, just slow the rate of drilling new wells.