Through the process of observation and analysis, it has now become abundantly clear, and it's safe to say, that a "Goldilocks" zone runs through the Eagle Ford oil window. The Eagle Ford itself is a complicated play with a gradual transition from crude oil to NGL to dry gas, in shale of varying thickness. However, there exists a narrow overpressure oil window that is quite simply a marvelous golden zone, and it is coveted by operators due to it's extreme economics. Those owning the minerals to this strip of land are sitting on a untapped Elephant Field bonanza that is a veritable black gold mine.
IS A HONEYCOMB FRAC DESIGN BEING EMPLOYED IN UPPPER & LOWER EFS FRAC'S? I don't know for certain, but the suggestion certainly is there, that at least one operator is using a frac design similar to a honeycomb to efficiently drill, frac and produce the thicker part of the "Goldilocks" zone. This design might ultimately result by order of magnitudes in greater recovery of the light sweet crude from the reservoir. I believe chief geologist for EOG Loren Leiker calls this Matrix Flow. 11/5/10 Perhaps this is what EOG Resources CEO Mark Papa was alluding to when he said "This is the nature of the development of these horizontal assets for maximum reserve recovery, whereby we drill and complete a group of five to 15 wells together before bringing any of them to sales."
LANDOWNERS, BE LIKE OLIVER TWIST, DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR MORE!