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WS - Chesapeake scores PRB Niobrara record, adds 2 wells to 2019 plan - November 19, 2019
During Q3, Chesapeake Energy successfully completed its first Niobrara well in the Powder River Basin since 2014, achieving record results. The company said its Lebar 25-34- 70 USA A NB 23H well in Converse County, Wyoming, hit a peak oil rate of 1,600 bo/d and achieved the highest 80-day cumulative oil rate of any Niobrara well in the basin. After 87 days online, the well had delivered a cumulative 106,500 bo. Chesapeake says it drilled the Lebar well with a 9,386-ft lateral in 27 days....
Nov 19, 2019
WS - EOG delivers record PRB Niobrara IP30, adds premium inventory - November 19, 2019
EOG Resources continued to be pleased with its initial Niobrara wells in the Powder River Basin. Its Arbalest 473 was completed with a 10,200-ft lateral during Q3 and produced a record initial 30-day rate of 2,167 boe/d (58% oil), or 212 boe/d per 1,000 lateral ft. The Arbalest well follows five Q2 completions in the formation that averaged IP30s of 1,450 boe/d (69% oil) from laterals averaging 9,800 ft, or 148 boe/d per 1,000 ft. “I think we’re very pleased with the early results we’re...
Nov 19, 2019
WS - Regional Highlights - November 19, 2019
The EIA projects that Niobrara production will rise by 6,000 bo/d and 23 MMcf/d sequentially in December to 771,000 bo/d and 5.579 Bcf/d. There were 452 DUCs in the Niobrara as of October, down by 22 from...
Nov 19, 2019
WS - Ballard Petroleum Highlights - November 19, 2019
Ballard Petroleum’s activity in the Powder River Basin YTD has targeted the Turner formation on the Roush Federal lease in Campbell County, Wyoming. Five wells have been brought online, all in Q3, with 9,768-ft average effective laterals and initial 24-hour rates ranging 1,179- 1,745 boe/d (88% oil). The average IP24 was 1,481 boe/d, or 152 boe/d per 1,000 lateral...
Nov 19, 2019
WS - Impact Exploration & Production Highlights - November 19, 2019
Impact Exploration & Production reported its first completion since 2015 in August. Located in Converse County, Wyoming, the Federal #15E-10/3H was completed with a 9,211-ft effective lateral and produced an IP24 of 1,597 boe/d (82% oil) from the Niobrara on a 1-inch choke at 250 psi FCP. This is the company’s second completion in the...
Nov 19, 2019
WS - Samson Resources Highlights - November 19, 2019
Samson Resources brought online a Frontier spacing test in Converse County, Wyoming. The Bohlander Fed 3974-1720 2FH was drilled with a 9,472-ft lateral and flowed an initial 24-hour rate of 3,408 boe/d followed by an initial 30-day rate of 2,248 boe/d (60% oil), or 237 boe/d per 1,000 lateral ft. The Allemand 21- 2017 39-74FH, with a 9,677-ft lateral, delivered an IP24 of 3,044 boe/d and an IP30 of 2,127 boe/d (57% oil), or 220 boe/d per 1,000 ft. The two wells were drilled on 2,500-ft spacing...
Nov 19, 2019
WS - Noble Energy Highlights - November 19, 2019
In the DJ Basin, Noble Energy’s capital efficiencies and reduced drilling and completion cycle times are improving costs. Well costs in Q3 were down $500,000 compared to mid-year. The company drilled a 10,308-ft lateral in a world record of less than 24 hours. Frac stage transition time and nonproductive time continue to...
Nov 19, 2019
WS - Peak’s Frontier-Turner program produces a company-record IP - October 29, 2019
Durango, Colorado-based Peak Energy’s Powder River Basin subsidiary continues to deliver strong well rates on its Frontier-Turner acreage in Campbell County, Wyoming. Three test rates from Peak Powder River Resources were recently released by the state. The Stoddard Fed #1-28TH was completed with a 4,046-ft effective lateral in 22 stages using 4.2 MMlb of proppant. During a 24-hour test, the well produced 2,486 boe/d (56% oil), or 615 boe/d per 1,000 lateral ft, on a 32/64-inch choke....
Oct 29, 2019
WS - Bison secures funds for DJ Basin drilling and expansion - October 29, 2019
Bison Oil & Gas, LLC closed a $155 million term loan facility with alternative investment firm Varde Partners that will primarily be used to fund its ongoing drilling program and expand its rural asset base in the DJ Basin. The company currently operates more than 20 wells across its 50,000-net-acre position in northeast Weld County, Colorado. Its horizontal wells to date have cost $5 million apiece to drill and complete and have averaged 30-day peak IPs of 125 bo/d per 1,000 lateral ft...
Oct 29, 2019
WS - Regional Highlights - October 29, 2019
The EIA projects that Niobrara production will rise by 6,000 bo/d and 24 MMcf/d sequentially in November to 763,000 bo/d and 5.579 Bcf/d. There were 443 DUCs in the Niobrara as of September, down by 32 from...
Oct 29, 2019

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