The only delay before the news is released is getting 30 days of production on the Joe Federal #6H which was the last Well completed on the Pad.
We should get the news most likely next week.
Abraxas has a 76% Working Interest on these Wells. The last two Jore Federal Wells completed ha a approx. 900 BOEPD rate for the Initial 30 days of Production.
Mar Sweet Crude Price = $31.47/barrel
Apr Sweet Crude Price = $38.33/barrel
May Sweet Crude Price = $44.70/barrel
Today’s Sweet Crude Price = $48.00/barrel (all-time high was $136.29 7/3/2008)
1. The Joe Federal %H, &H, & 8H Bakken Wells are now producing.
2. The Jore Federal #6H is drilling out.
3. The Ravin #6H is being cased; the Three Well Pad should be ready for Completion very shortly.
4. The Grass Farm #2H Eagle Ford Well is now producing.
5. The R. Henry #1 Eagle Ford Well is now producing.
Posted on Investor Village; Message #8486; "AXAS" Message Board.
" Abraxas start drilling the Lateral on Ravin #8H on June 1, 2015; this Well will be completed drilling and cased in approx. 2 weeks.
The Three Well Pad will then be ready for fracturing and Completion to start producing.
This Three Well Pad should be ready for Completion in Mid June.
Abraxas will be drilling the SIX Well Pad next,
Stenehjem #10 thru Stenehjem #15.
If Oil Prices go up, Abraxas will be in great position.
I live in a southwest suburb of Chicago called Lemont. I like vacationing in Oklahoma & Texas.
I have contact with many Oil & Gas guys in Texas.
The Flooding that is happing in Texas right now will have no effect on Oil & Gas Prices.
The last Rig report show that Oil & Gas Companies have pretty well hit bottom in Rig Count.
What is happening now is that Oil & Gas Companies have started Completion of Wells already drilled.
I hope your family is all right.
Best of Luck
"We lost less than two quarters of production; saved a lot of Cash and now will see Production in full force in the third quarter. (so said pocilujko) another way to say this is almost one half year.
One Half year:
In the Bakkens, AXAS doesn't complete any Wells for at least the 1st quarter because of the weather effect on Completion.
Basically AXAS lost less than a quarter of production because of Completion.
also note that AXAS hedge less than one half of their Oil Production so that higher prices will flow directly to AXAS on most of the production.
Someone asked what the Cost of the Hedges. Most Collar Hedgse are known as Costless.
AXAS makes out if Price of Oil is below the bottom Price.(Floor) of $55 in Year 2015.
AXAS pays anytime Oil Prices hit over $70(Collar) in Year 2015.
posted on Investor Village, Message #8481; "AXAS" Message Board.
Drilling the Lateral started May 13.
When the STEN-RAV #1H is finished, the Ravin #8H will be next before Completions is started on the Three Well Pad.
" i just think it was bad to invest new money and let your production slide like they did when we are still in a loose mkt"
What a idiot:
You prefer AXAS to spend a fortune to complete Wells to keep up production.
AXAS was smart to hold opff until the Cost drop 40% to completed these Wells.
Two Eagle Ford Wells have been completed. Four Jore Federal Wells in North Dakota have started completion.
We lost less than two quarters of production; saved a lot of Cash and now will see Production in full force in the third quarter.
AXAS is now drilling the lateral second Well of the three Well pad in North Dakota.
Watson and AXAS are doing the right things while you post #$%$.
Capital expenditures, including purchases
and development of properties $12,400,000.
ABRAXAS Acquired 210 Net Acres.
Abraxas drilled all quarter.
Abraxas cost per Acre is under $5,000 which is very cheap in this location.
Drilling Status on Bakken Wells:
"In North Dakota, our company-owned rig continues to impress, so much so that we will now drill more wells in 2015 than originally planned. We're just drilling them quicker, which is good. And due to service cost savings, we can still accommodate these additional wells and only increase our capital expenditure budget from $54 million to $55 million, which should still generate free cash flow.
Specifically, the rig is on a 3-well Ravin Northwest pad in McKenzie County. The Stenehjem 5H should reach TD today at about 21,000 feet, a liner will be run, the rig will walk to the Sten-Rav 1H to drill its lateral. Intermediate casing has already been set at about 11,000 feet. And then on to the lateral for the Ravin 8H.
The timing of the completion of these wells will depend on service costs, oil prices and adequate gas capture. We need to make sure, because of the new NDIC rules, that we can sell 100% of our gas. The rig will then move to an 11-well Stenehjem pad to drill the first 6 of the 11 wells, and then probably move to an additional pad after that, hopefully by the end of the year."
"But without these issues, we would have been well above our Q1 guidance. Last year, we made the decision to not frac any wells, late last year, until costs came down at least 35%. We ended up with 9 drilled and noncompleted wells in inventory: 2 in the Eagle Ford, 4 in the Bakken and 3 in the Permian. Costs have now come down in excess of 35%, so we've made the election to go ahead and frac all 9 wells here during the second quarter. That process is underway in the Eagle Ford. Our Grass Farm 2H was successfully fracked with a 30-stage frac that was completed this past weekend and the well is now on flowback.
And we -- in the Eagle Ford, we expected about a 38% reduction in frac costs, and then in the Grass Farm well, we did at least that or perhaps a little bit better.
We're currently fracking the -- our Henry 1H with a 34-stage frac. It's underway. Both of these wells we own 100% of and both of these wells involve a new frac design for us, essentially more but shorter stages and more frac sand per foot of lateral. We've increased from 1,500 pounds to about 2,000 pounds.
Up in the Bakken, we've got 4 33-stage fracs scheduled to commence about May 20 on our ore well Jore West pad, where we own about a 76% working interest. And we expect frac savings of about 50% from these wells.
Out in West Texas, we have 3 Clearfork wells scheduled to be fracked within the next 2 weeks, and we have about a 90% working interest in those 2 wells."
from the transcript of 1st quarter Conference Call:
"In January, we are serviced by OKEOK, their gathering system, into their Bear Den plant. The plant had an issue. Their sales line hydrated off, it basically froze off and we went to a 100% flare"
" In addition to that, the Regency gas plant that we use out in West Texas and the Delaware Basin also went down for maintenance for about 6 weeks during the latter part of the quarter and into the second quarter."
"Good news, both issues are now fixed. The Bakken issue was fixed in March, and -- although we still had some periodic timeline pressure issues. And the West Texas Regency plant went back on this past weekend, so it will have some impact on the second quarter."
3Rd Quarter will have NINE New Wells Producing.
Also existing Wells that were shut in while the New Wells are fractured and completion will be coming back on production.
Note #1: The Four Bakken Wells and Two Eagle Ford Wells have their highest Production is in its first three months (3rd Quarter).
Note #2: The Shut-In Wells coming back on Production will have built up pressure and will initially start will higher production.
Nice and short call.
1. Good news is that Abraxas is fracturing and Completing nine Wells.
a. Four Bakkens
b. Two Eagle Fords
c. Three Permian Wells.
2. Bad News; is that Abraxas needs to shut in many Wells as not to chance interfering with the New Completions.
3. When drilling is completed on the present three Wells, Abraxas will begin drilling the Six Wells Permitted..
4. Abraxas will begin drilling Wells in Wyoming in Late Summer with some one else Rigs.
5. If the Permian Wells are good, Abraxas will do more Permian Wells Fracturing and Completion..
6. Looks like the fracturing and Completion Costs have bottom.
7 Looks like more drilling will happen in the Bakkens:
a. The Six Well Permits is part of a Eleven Well Pad.
b. Abraxas will begin drilling in the new section they acquired; mainly in the State Owned Section; the Federal part takes longer to get permits.
Long ago I posted that you are an idiot.
There is no problem with Natural Gas on Abraxas part.
Third party providers were the cause of Natural Gas delivery problems.
If you bother to listen to the Conference Call, that is all fix now.
In the Second quarter, Abraxas needs to sut down may Wells so they can complete NINE More Wells. Third and Fourth Quarter will be a big Upside in Production as the Nine Wells are Producing and the shut in Wells come back on line.