GMX Completes First Haynesville Shale Horizontal Well
GMX Resources has announced completion and initial production results for the Callison 9H, the Company's first Haynesville/Bossier Shale (H/B) horizontal well.
The Callison 9H (100% WI) located in the William Smith a21, Harrison County, Texas has the Company's shortest planned lateral of 2,200 feet. The well was placed on production November 20th and is currently producing at a stabilized rate of 7.7 mmcf/d, on a 22/64" choke with 5,200 pounds flowing casing pressure. The completion consisted of an eight stage fracture treatment.
"We have budgeted 2009 based on a beginning production rate of 3.4 mmcf/d," stated Ken Kenworthy, CEO of the Company.
The Company is currently drilling two H/B horizontal wells. Completion of the Bosh 11H and the Baldwin 17H will take place 1Q09. A fourth H/B horizontal well is expected to spud within two weeks. Forty-five H/B horizontal wells are currently planned for 2009. The next 16 H/B horizontals are expected to average a 3,800 foot lateral and 11-12 stages of fracture treatments. The Company has previously forecasted 2009 production to be 30 Bcfe which is greater than 100% growth over 2008. The Company has 480 H/B horizontals to drill on 80 acre density, which includes the recently completed Callison 9H.