A 2012 Eagle Ford well completions review and presentation to the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Houston, Texas.
Are we at a peak in drilling activity? Do operators have the capital to continue investing heavily in the Eagle Ford? We believe that rig activity will flatten out but the drilling permits will continue to rise as new rigs come online that provide more pad and batch drilling capability.
What does the drilled but not completed inventory look like? La Salle county provides a great example of an area that has an increase in permits and rigs, yet completions continue to lag behind.
What is the well completion cycle time for Eagle Ford? Many operators are showing signs of reducing the drilling days and now there is evidence of several operators standardizing the well completion design and streamlining completion operations.
How does choke size relate to initial well performance? There are numerous operators using open chokes to perform a well test. Other operators are citing choke management practices to optimize the financial return of the well.
Energent Group reviews casing and proppant trends to give a holistic picture of completion trends in the Eagle Ford.