Schlumberger has rigged up to conduct a nine-stage hydraulic frac job for JKX Oil & Gas PLC in Ukraine at what the companies believe may be the largest onshore frac in Europe to date.
The job is figured to take 40 days and initial flow from the well is expected in August.Operators reach the middle Bakken at about 9,000 feet in North Dakota. Short laterals are about 4,500 feet, and long laterals are about 9,000 feet in North Dakota. Operators are now fracking 20 - 40 stages in long laterals in the Bakken.
The site is JKX’s R-103 well on the Rudenkovskoye license in Poltava, Ukraine. The well was drilled to 4,641 m (15,226 feet) measured depth into the tight Devonian Rudenkovskoye sandstone reservoir and has a horizontal section of just over 1,000 m (3,280 feet) at 3,650 m (11,975 feet) true vertical depth.