The tough-to-drill yet prolific Cotton Valley trend of east Texas and northwest Louisiana doesn’t give up its prize easily, but Goodrich Petroleum has drilled 175 wells there with a 99.5% success rate (Figure 1). With 110,000 acres under lease, nine rigs working full-time and a near-perfect record, one might wonder what else can be improved? The answer is efficiency.
Multizone treatment saves time
Most Cotton Valley and Travis Peak wells need a little help in the form of hydraulic fracturing
Figure 1. The Cotton Valley trend spans East Texas...