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If It Happens New Mexico's Share Of the Delaware Basin Gets Hurt the Worse
 

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  Lea County, New Mexico Horizonal Wolfcamp A wells.  The EUR of the parent wells gets 
  whacked when child well spacing is reduced 50%, from 1600 feet to 800 feet. 

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 "There are still too many (shale oil) CEOs per barrel of oil equivalent,"

 Chevron CFO, Pierre Breber

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All the ranchers where I operate are not beneath asking when I am going to drill another oil well somewhere because they all know as soon as I  spud...  it will start raining

cats and dogs. 

We thought we had a green light for this little well and out of nowhere it came a turd floater and  rained for 3 days straight;  seven inches total. It was a nightmare but we got it done. 

This is the life of stripper well 

operator; we always find a way.

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The oilfield can be an entire  symphony of different sounds, all of them very unique to the trained ear... and quite mesmerizing to the untrained ear.

The sound of a gas flare during a test, of air slips and  tongs, of tubing sliding down casing, of triplex pumps...

February 4, 2019

If you knew what this little covey of Eagle Ford wells in deep S. Texas cost (I do), after five years how much longer it will take to reach payout (as in... never) and if you were the lender that approved the loan to get these wells drilled... you might by now very wel...

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