Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Carrizo Oil and Gas Inc.(CRZO): Niobrara Shale update

By Andrea: http://oilshalegas.com

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO) released an update on the Niobrara Shale recently in their 2010 2Q Earnings Call.

"Our production for the quarter came in ahead of forecast due to the faster clean-up and better initial response of new Barnett wells completed during the quarter and the optimal management of the producing wells at our facility on the University of Texas at Arlington campus during completion activities. We are now in the final stages of completing the last 8 wells on this 22 well pad. We moved one of our Helmerich & Payne rigs out of the Barnett Shale to drill our initial three horizontal Eagle Ford Shale wells in LaSalle County. We have reached total depth on our first well and are finishing up the second, both with lateral legs of over 5,000'. The information generated during the course of drilling these wells is encouraging and we expect to move the rig to the third well following completion of drilling the second well. We plan to frac and complete these wells later this year. We have had some success in adding acreage in both the Eagle Ford and Niobrara plays recently. We currently own around 17,000 acres in the Eagle Ford and 58,000 acres in the northern D. J. Basin prospective for Niobrara oil. We expect that our first Niobrara well should spud in September and we hope to drill three horizontal wells in this play by the end of the year. We have contracted an additional rig to initiate our development drilling in Pennsylvania with our new partner Reliance Industries, and are on track for a September start date."

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