Carrizo’s New Drilling Strategy: Closer Well Spacing

An analysis by brokerage firm Sterne Agee turns up an interesting strategy change by Carrizo Oil & Gas. Carrizo is a driller in the Utica Shale. They also have active drilling in the Eagle Ford “oily” play (in Texas).

The interesting change-up in their strategy? In the Eagle Ford Carrizo is experimenting with well spacing. Currently the company spaces wells on 105-acre sections. But lately they’re trying it on 80-acre sections, which allows them to place more wells on their leased acreage. Will they use the same strategy in the Utica?…

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