Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Encana Raises The Drilling Bar

Encana has just finished drilling the Anderson 17H-1 in Amite County, Mississippi.  The well, originally permitted for 19,117' with a TVD of 12,220', reached a total measured depth of 19,547'.  Drilling of the well only took 39 days which represents a significant increase in drill time and cost reduction.  The lateral length calculates to be 7327' which is a TMS record.  Encana continues to be the aggressive leader in the TMS play.  An offset, the Anderson 18H-1, is currently setting surface casing.

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale: Drilling Rates


  1. I assume these averages are in the lateral only??

  2. No. This is the entire measured depth drilled.