well spacing

well spacing

[′wel ‚spās·iŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
Areal location and interrelationship between producing oil or gas wells in an oil field; calculated for the maximum ultimate production from a given reservoir.
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In due course, closer well spacing than 80 acres/well may be required to produce the oil and gas in the Eagle Ford reservoir.
We believe that gas production from the Blue Sky wells should incline more rapidly from 80-acre spacing than the existing 160-acre well spacing due to the high-permeability of the coals in this area of the Atlantic Rim project.
With the current well spacing at 160 acres, NAEG will have approximately 7 new wells that can be drilled.
Upon completion and evaluation of this 10 well program, field development for both the Barnett Shale and Marble Falls formations could be continued on 20 acre vertical well spacing.
Drilling of a pressure monitoring well at some distance from the production pilot to determine the extent of in-seam permeability communication at approximately 160-acre well spacing.
Due to recent regulatory changes relating to well spacing in Texas, Exall may have up to four new locations to drill on 80 acre spacing on the Susan B.
Dune's management estimates that there are in excess of 100 drilling locations on the Barnett Shale Properties, based upon current well spacing rules.
OTC: QMCE), a Nevada Corporation, a natural gas production and development company is the first to take advantage of a recent change to the well spacing requirement in the Frances Lake gas field in Montana.
Upon drilling 4 wells the entire 40,000 acres will be earned or held by production, although well spacing is 640 acres (a total of 62 wells would be allowed on 40,000 acres).
In 1998, the company expects to add two more SAGD well pairs to test further production parameters such as optimal well spacing and expanded steam generation requirements.