i just wonder how it is going to impact all the other wells feeding the pipe when the pressure goes up. Manifolded system pressures can negatively influence other well production if their pumps are turned into higher head pumps.
If I read correctly they will double again on well density. Ceramic goes out 200 feet leaving 400 feet of untouched ground between well bores.
Current well locations will double with current pilot project and have potential to double again.
"What we’re trying to see is how far our fracs are going away from these wellbores, not only up and down but sideways. Our interpretation today is we think we’re getting out about 175 feet to 200 feet away from the wellbore with our ceramic proppant. Clearly, fluid pressure is a little further but actually moving our ceramics away from the wellbore. We think we are in that distance. So if you think about that we got 800 feet between wellbores if we’re getting at 200 feet, we have about 400 feet of untouched ground here."
The spacing/drainage issue is sure going to be tested here. My ole Geologist friends were telling me that the drainage is not very far from the pipe perfs (unless it happens to be a natural fracture in the rock formation). At some point in the future we will see how a well spacing of 400ft vs 800ft responds. Does anyone know if KOG is doing drainage/spacing studies with their JV partner Exxonmobil? I would think that Exxon is running many computer simulations for 800 - 400 - 200ft spacing. It would be nice to see how their computer simulations compare to real data. Regards.