Petrohawk's Haynesville output hits 160 MMcfd

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 3 -- Petrohawk Energy Corp., Houston, is producing a gross 160 MMcfd of gas equivalent (MMcfed) from 16 operated Jurassic Haynesville shale wells in North Louisiana.

The company's budget is $690 million for Haynesville drilling in 2009, when it expects to average 12 rigs and complete 75-80 gross wells.

Petrohawk is targeting laterals of 4,300-4,600 ft with as many as 15 frac stages spaced 325 ft apart to improve drainage and minimize the number of wells.

While laterals at its first four completions averaged 3,339 ft with 10 frac stages, the last 12 completions averaged 3,958 ft and 12 stages except one well that had mechanical problems and only six frac stages.

The four wells turned to sales most recently are:

-- Mack Hogan-4, in 3-16n-11w, Bossier Parish, initial rate of 13.4 MMcfed on a 24/64-in. choke with 6,350 psi flowing casing pressure.

-- Osborne 8-3H, 8-16n-11w, Bossier, 18.8 MMcfed, 24/64-in. choke, 6,800 psi FCP.

-- Roos A-5, 3-16n-11w, Bossier, 15.1 MMcfed, 24/64-in. choke, 6,100 psi FCP.

-- Griffith 11-1, 11-13n-14w, DeSoto, 23.3 MMcfed, 28/64-in., 7,550 psi FCP. Griffith is a long southwest step-out.

Two wells, Sample 4-1 and R.E. Smith Jr. 32-1, had mechanical problems and lower than average production rates.

Of the 16 operated wells on production, 11 have been on production 30 days or more and averaged 15.2 MMcfed in their first 30 days. Eight have been on production 60 days or more and averaged 13.2 MMcfed in the first 60 days. The four wells on line more than 90 days have averaged 8.8 MMcfed in the first 90 days.

All operated wells to date have been produced utilizing similar production practices.

Petrohawk will conduct a pilot program on certain wells in 2009 by altering practices to restrict production by using smaller chokes. It will monitor these wells for effects on decline rate and mechanical operation.

Related Articles

API asks BOEM not to cut already-restrictive offshore leasing draft

03/30/2015 The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s proposed 2017-22 draft proposed federal offshore oil and gas leasing program already is too restrictive ...

Chevron exits Cooper basin unconventional gas project

03/30/2015 Chevron Corp. has pulled out of the Nappameri Trough unconventional gas project in the Cooper basin, leaving other joint venture partners Beach Ene...

Statoil makes eighth discovery off Tanzania

03/30/2015 Statoil ASA has discovered an additional 1.0-1.8 tcf of natural gas in Block 2 off Tanzania bringing the total in-place volumes to about 22 tcf. Th...

DOI issues final rule for fracing on public, tribal lands

03/30/2015 The US Department of the Interior has issued a long-anticipated final rule to govern hydraulic fracturing of onshore oil and gas wells on public an...

Santos participates in Malaysian oil find

03/26/2015 The JX Nippon-led joint venture that includes Santos, Inpex, and Petronas has made an oil discovery with the Bestari-1 wildcat drilled offshore Sab...

Cue gains Indonesian farm-in approval for Mahato PSC

03/26/2015 Cue Energy Resources Ltd., Melbourne, received approval from Indonesia for a farm-in agreement with Bukit Energy to acquire a 12.5% interest in the...

USGS issues Appalachian basin resource study for oil, gas, coal

03/25/2015 The US Geological Survey issued a professional paper that examines large segments of the Appalachian basin’s oil, gas, and coal resources, includin...

Libra extension well confirms 200-m oil column

03/25/2015 Results from an extension well drilled by the Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)-operated Libra consortium confirmed the presence a 200-m oil colum...

Shell completes $1.7 billion lease, trunk line sale in Nigeria

03/25/2015 Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. (SPDC) has completed its assignment of interest in oil mining lease 29 (OML 29) and the Nembe Creek...
White Papers

AVEVA’s Digital Asset Approach - Defining a new era of collaboration in capital projects and asset operations

There is constant, intensive change in the capital projects and asset life cycle management. New chall...
Sponsored by

Transforming the Oil and Gas Industry with EPPM

With budgets in the billions, timelines spanning years, and life cycles extending over decades, oil an...
Sponsored by

Asset Decommissioning in Oil & Gas: Transforming Business

Asset intensive organizations like Oil and Gas have their own industry specific challenges when it com...
Sponsored by

Squeezing the Green: How to Cut Petroleum Downstream Costs and Optimize Processing Efficiencies with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solutions

As the downstream petroleum industry grapples with change in every sector and at every level, includin...
Sponsored by

7 Steps to Improve Oil & Gas Asset Decommissioning

Global competition and volatile markets are creating a challenging business climate for project based ...
Sponsored by

The impact of aging infrastructure in process manufacturing industries

Process manufacturing companies in the oil and gas, utilities, chemicals and natural resource industri...
Sponsored by

What is System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis?

This paper will explain some of the fundamentals of System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis and demonstrate...

Accurate Thermo-Fluid Simulation in Real Time Environments

The crux of any task undertaken in System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis is striking a balance between ti...
Available Webcasts


Prevention, Detection and Mitigation of pipeline leaks in the modern world

When Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Preventing, detecting and mitigating leaks or commodity releases from pipelines are a top priority for all pipeline companies. This presentation will look at various aspects related to preventing, detecting and mitigating pipeline commodity releases from a generic and conceptual point of view, while at the same time look at the variety of offerings available from Schneider Electric to meet some of the requirements associated with pipeline integrity management. 

register:WEBCAST



On Demand

Global LNG: Adjusting to New Realities

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s March 20, 2015, webcast will look at how global LNG trade will be affected over the next 12-24 months by falling crude oil prices and changing patterns and pressures of demand. Will US LNG production play a role in balancing markets? Or will it add to a growing global oversupply of LNG for markets remote from easier natural gas supply? Will new buyers with marginal credit, smaller requirements, or great need for flexibility begin to look attractive to suppliers? How will high-cost, mega-projects in Australia respond to new construction cost trends?

register:WEBCAST


US Midstream at a Crossroads

Fri, Mar 6, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s Mar. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on US midstream companies at an inflection point in their development in response to more than 6 years shale oil and gas production growth. Major infrastructure—gas plants, gathering systems, and takeaway pipelines—have been built. Major fractionation hubs have expanded. Given the radically changed pricing environment since mid-2014, where do processors go from here? What is the fate of large projects caught in mid-development? How to producers and processors cooperate to ensure a sustainable and profitable future? This event will serve to set the discussion table for the annual GPA Convention in San Antonio, Apr. 13-16, 2015.

This event is sponsored by Leidos Engineering.

register:WEBCAST


The Future of US Refining

Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s Feb. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on the future of US refining as various forces this year conspire to pull the industry in different directions. Lower oil prices generally reduce feedstock costs, but they have also lowered refiners’ returns, as 2015 begins with refined products priced at lows not seen in years. If lower per-barrel crude prices dampen production of lighter crudes among shale plays, what will happen to refiners’ plans to export more barrels of lighter crudes? And as always, refiners will be affected by government regulations, particularly those that suppress demand, increase costs, or limit access to markets or supply.

register:WEBCAST


Emerson Micro Motion Videos

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected