"Speculating, but it is likely that the well bore goes within an arbitrary distance from some unleased minerals. As part of permitting, unleased mineral owners within that distance are given notice under SWR 37. Never been to a hearing,…"
"If you look carefully at the coordinates the surface location on each permit will be separated by about 12 to 25 feet. This is the distance the rig had to move from one well to the next. The curve and other information in the directional…"
"The stacked laterals are a regulatory construct, not dual laterals coming from the same well bore. Due to the complexity and pressures associated with the completion work, as well as costs, it does not currently appear to be practical to tap…"
"True Texan -
A slightly different take on Skip's response. In general, a well will only produce a single grade of "oil" in a given month. There are certain circumstances with with down hole commingling, that might allow a…"
"What oil and gas is worth at a well head is a pretty complex question. Quality of the oil/gas as well as how it has to be transported affects what its worth. For example, gas with no pipeline is essentially worthless.
Drilling of horizontal wells in Texas is covered by spacing requirements that vary be field. But the path of the well needs to be in a drilling lease or unit. Can you be more specific on the issue you are having? "
My friend at Panda didn't know anything beyond what was in the article. He's nearing retirement and I guess his mind is elsewhere. You know everyone directly and indirectly connected to the electrical power generation industry is watching this demonstration plant.
Are you still working in the Caddo Pine Island? If so Julie and I are bored and want to invite you to lunch one day while you are in transit through E TX.
Agreed. I'm always curious when I see significant condensate production. A majority of new wells that are profitable owing to liquids don't look especially impressive in their IP and production data because there is no btu value reported for the gas component. You might see an IP of 75 bbls of condensate and 4 MMcfd and think it an average well then see a report by the operator that the well is making 2,500 BOED. Most state reporting regs don't require specifics as to NGL production or btu per mcf of gas. Dry gas, such as Haynesville, may have a btu value of 0.95 while a good wet gas well may have a btu value of 1.15.
Doesn't make sense to me either, dbob. That's why I think it's likely inaccurate. Encana needs to concentrate on oil and liquids no matter where located. What I'm seeing in the TMS currently would lead me to believe they will have at least three rigs there sometime this year. If not, it doesn't bode well for the TMS play.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More