The Eagle Ford may soon become yet another major shale play in the U.S. to be developed using stacked laterals in more than one horizon.
So far, operators in the play have targeted only one "landing zone" within the Eagle Ford for the placement of horizontal wells. In those areas where the Eagle Ford is thick, this landing zone has often been chosen closer to the bottom of the formation, in the Lower Eagle Ford (the shale's thickness varies across the play, from less than 100 feet to over 350 feet; lateral placement also varies depending on the geology in each specific location).
Most recently however, some operators are suggesting that in those areas where the formation is thicker, the...
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