Range Resource Secret to Drilling More Productive Wells for Less $

Every year drillers get better at what they do. They experiment, they learn, they grow. Here’s an example from Range Resources. Range went back to a well pad they previously drilled with five wells and drilled two more. The two new wells used a different technique. Comparing the first year of production from the new wells with the first year of the original wells, the two new wells produced 53% more natural gas (per well) than the old wells did. Tell us again, peak oil/gas theorists, how the shale boom is just a flash in the pan and will be all gone by the end of this decade. Here’s more details on how Range increased production by 53%–what their “secret” is to drilling more productive wells using LESS money per well…

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