Jun. 17–Oil giant ConocoPhillips is gearing up for a large round of horizontal drilling on three leases in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.
The company’s subsidiary, Burlington Resources, is seeking permission from the Railroad Commission of Texas to drill 13 wells in oil-rich DeWitt and Karnes counties. ConoocoPhillips plans to drill 10 horizontal wells divided between its J Rossett and Mumme-Schendel-Maron lease in DeWitt County and three more on its Korth Vickers lease in neighboring Karnes County.
The wells target the Eagleville field of the Eagle Ford geological layer at total depth of 17,000 feet. So far this year, ConocoPhillips has filed for 80 drilling permits — all of them for projects in South Texas.
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Houston saltwater disposal well operator Solaris Water Midstream is seeking permission to drill three vertical wells to support its proposed Superbad, Spectre and Skyfall saltwater disposal wells in Loving County. Located more than 20 miles northwest of Mentone, the proposed injection wells target the Mason filed of the Delaware Sands formation at depths ranging from 5,400 to 6,100 feet.
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Oklahoma oil company Chesapeake Energy is returning to its Valley Wells lease in Dimmit County seeking permits for 12 horizontal wells. Located off FM 1558 about 12 miles southeast of Big Wells, the company is targeting the Briscoe Ranch field of the Eagle Ford geological layer down to total depth of 9,000 feet.
Houston exploration and production company Sabine Oil & Gas is is seeking permission to drill two new wells targeting the Minden field of the Cotton Valley geological layer on its Viper leases in Rusk County. Located about two miles southeast of Henderson, the projects both have a total depth of 11,500 feet.
No horizontal drilling permits were filed in the Barnett Shale of North Texas, but Frisco exploration and production company Stonebriar Oil is preparing for a directional drilling project in Wise County. The company is seeking permission to recomplete a gas well on its Cockburn lease about 11 miles southwest of Bridgeport. The well targets the natural gas-rich Newark East field of the Bend Conglomerate geological layer down to a total depth of 6,308 feet.
McKinney oil company Headington Energy Partners is seeking permission to drill a pair of new oil wells — one directional, one vertical — on its Sarita Field Oil & Gas Unit lease in Kenedy County in the ranchlands of deep South Texas. Both drilling projects target the Sarita Shallow field at a depth of 9,000 feet.
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