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Paying for performance: Examining well cost versus productivity

Paying for performance: Examining well cost versus productivity

Report summary

Operators must constantly balance between cost and production performance when planning wells within a portfolio. Longer larerals, more fracture stages, increased water and proppant usage are all factors that have been show to enhance production, but also markedly increase well cost. This analysis takes a look at capital efficiency using recent well completions in the Eagle Ford. 

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  • Background: Estimating well costs
  • Will spending more get you more?
  • Value over volume
  • Why is EOG so special?
  • Conclusion

In this report there are 10 tables or charts, including:

  • Background: Estimating well costs
    • Figure 1. Major cost components
    • Figure 2. Bakken well cost estimate heat map
  • Will spending more get you more?
    • Karnes Trough and Edwards Condensate sub-plays of the Eagle Ford
    • Well cost - Eagle Ford study area 2014-2015
    • Implied EUR and IP by operator
    • Well cost distribution (NAWAT)
  • Value over volume
    • Capital efficiency - IP
    • Capital efficiency - EUR
    • EOG leads the pack in capital efficiency over the initial six months
    • ...and in oil production per lateral foot
  • Why is EOG so special?
  • Conclusion
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