Over the past year, EOG has implemented a new completion design. It was first used in the Eagle Ford and Permian, and now it has found its way to North Dakota. In the Eagle Ford, EOG has used this and has a large number of short laterals with 24-Hour IP rates north of 3000 bopd. Its best completion, the Burrow Unit #2 produced 6331 bopd. In order to increase crude production it has not focused on long fracs but those that increase the surface area around the well bore. Essentially, it wants better fracs near as opposed to farther away as it allows the crude to flow in a radius around the well bore.Another nice article by Mike Filloon.
There's been a flurry of articles on well designs and completion design in the past few weeks. Along with "array" drilling in the Bakken, this is going to be quite a summer.