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The Barnett bonanza is coming

In-depth analysis explores promising potential within the Midland Basin

byEnverus

CALGARY, Alberta (Nov. 7, 2023) — Enverus Intelligence Research (EIR), a subsidiary of Enverus, the most trusted energy-dedicated SaaS platform, has released a new report examining various exploration and production (E&P) companies testing the Barnett Formation in the Midland Basin, including economic and productivity outcomes.

“Sometimes the best place to find new oil is in already-producing areas, which neatly describes what’s happening in the Midland Basin in Texas,” said Emily Head, report author and a senior associate at EIR.

“The Barnett formation is buried about 1,000 feet deeper than the Wolfcamp, a prolific oil-producing zone. This separation means companies owning deep drilling rights in the area can expand their inventories of well locations that break even below $50/bbl, an important metric for many investors,” Head said. 

Key takeaways from the report:

  • Recent wells targeting the Barnett interval in the Midland Basin show higher oil recoveries and lower breakevens than other secondary zones, according to a new analysis from EIR.
  • Barnett wells drilled in the core of the Midland Basin average slightly higher oil rates than those drilled near its edges.
  • Vertical separation of more than 1,000 feet from the Wolfcamp D makes the Barnett a true inventory expansion opportunity for operators with deep drilling rights regardless of previous shallower development.

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EIR’s analysis pulls from a variety of Enverus products, including Enverus CORE®, Enverus FOUNDATIONS®, and Enverus Geoscience Analytics.

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About Enverus Intelligence Research
Enverus Intelligence ® | Research, Inc. (EIR) is a subsidiary of Enverus that publishes energy-sector research focused on the oil, natural gas, power and renewable industries. EIR publishes reports including asset and company valuations, resource assessments, technical evaluations and macro-economic forecasts; and helps make intelligent connections for energy industry participants, service companies and capital providers worldwide. EIR is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a foreign investment adviser. Enverus is the most trusted, energy-dedicated SaaS platform, offering real-time access to analytics, insights and benchmark cost and revenue data sourced from our partnerships to 98% of U.S. energy producers, and more than 35,000 suppliers. Learn more at Enverus.com.

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