Archive // Drilling

Changes in Permian Spacing to Strand DUCs?

October 3, 2019 |
After years of downspacing in the Permian, E&P companies are beginning to pursue increased well spacing to resolve the “parent-child” problem as detailed by the WSJ early last month. Despite claims of increased performance from closely packed wells, performance...
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Natural Gas Focused Plays Stagnate

August 29, 2019 |
Last week, the Baker Hughes’ rig count dropped 19 rigs as the total US rig count fell to 916, the lowest level since November 2017. The drop comes as no surprise after second quarter earnings from E&P companies signaled...
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Are the Cards STACKed Against Oklahoma in 2019?

July 11, 2019 |
Oklahoma’s shale play trajectories have changed course in recent months as rig counts dropped in the Sooner State. Despite operator enthusiasm for strong basin potential, high breakeven hurdles and unsupportive commodity pricing continue to threaten the viability of Oklahoma’s...
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Uinta Basin Economics: Horizontal or Bust?

March 26, 2019 |
Last June, BTU Analytics examined the outlook of horizontal drilling in the Uinta Basin. As oil prices recovered, total annual drilling activity increased in the Uinta Basin. As drilling increased, producers shifted towards horizontal activity rather than vertical. Despite...
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