Ran some comparisons on economics from the ND Bakken Oil Play versus our Horizontal Berea Oil Play
Both Plays are Sourced from Devonian Shales within in the Oil Windows
Bakken average well Cost (8.3 to 10.0 million dollars) Avg. $9,150.000.00 9.15 million
Average EUR 665,000 bbl
Producing Life 45 years
Average Pay Out 3 years
Berea Average well cost (600 to 700 thousand dollars) Avg. $650,000.00 650 thousand
Average EUR 40,000 bbl
Producing Life 25 years (per unnamed source may be an average economic cut off)
Average Pay Out (7-10 months) 8.5 month average (verbal unnamed sources)
Average Pay Out doubled to account for any "Spin" 17 months
You can drill 14 Berea Horizontals for the cost of 1 Bakken well and enjoy a payback time which is less than half of that in the Bakken.
The EUR's are also recovered in 25 versus 45 years which equates to 1.8 times faster recovery in the Berea.
If there was no "Spin" in the payback time reported from the unnamed sources, then the Berea provides more than a 4 to 1 advantage over payback times in the Bakken.
With the time value of money the Berea Horizontal wells should be "Significantly" more economic on a dollar for dollar basis.
One "Significant" additional benefit is that the transportation costs to the refinery should be very low due to short transport distances of 10 - 50 miles in most cases.