General Mtg: Light, Tight Oil in the Permian Delaware Basin: Recent Developments

Speaker: RAPHAEL HUDSON, Director of Upstream Research,Hart Energy, LLC.
Speaker RAPHAEL HUDSON, Director of Upstream Research,Hart Energy, LLC.
Raphael Hudson is Director of Upstream Research at Hart Energy, LLC, where he manages the production of the North American Shale Quarterly, a forward-looking analysis of 17 North American unconventional plays. Also at Hart Energy, Mr. Hudson has performed conventional downstream, biofuels and emerging vehicle powertrain technology research prior to ...

Raphael Hudson is Director of Upstream Research at Hart Energy, LLC, where he manages the production of the North American Shale Quarterly, a forward-looking analysis of 17 North American unconventional plays.


Also at Hart Energy, Mr. Hudson has performed conventional downstream, biofuels and emerging vehicle powertrain technology research prior to his current role managing NASQ. 


Previously, Mr. Hudson served at Toyota Motor North America analyzing Latin American automotive markets and component sourcing strategies. Mr. Hudson holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. from Columbia University.

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 ABSTRACT

Operators are relying more and more on horizontal drilling to unlock the Permian region’s shale and tight oil resources in West Texas and eastern New Mexico.  This is particularly the case in the Delaware Basin, where operators are developing the Bone Spring and Wolfcamp formations, primarily through horizontal drilling techniques.

This presentation will begin with a brief overview of the state of Permian region's unconventional activity in the province’s two main basins (i.e., the Midland and Delaware Basins), and then present information on how operators are approaching the task of drilling and completing wells in the Delaware Basin.

The presentation will examine:

a)      The geographical areas of the Delaware Basin in which operators are focusing their efforts,

b)     How key completion parameters (e.g. lateral length, proppant use) are evolving over time,

c)      What levels of initial production rates operators are achieving,

d)     What these initial production rates tell us about the economics of unconventional development, given current well costs.

 

 

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Thu, May. 22, 2014
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