Catfish, here is a summary of the well test information. The well was completed with 14 frac stages and would have tested at a rate of 15 - 20 MMcfd on a more standard choke size. The well had 4&1/2 inch production casing which is smaller than usual for Petrohawk wells.
Basically all areas of the Haynesville Shale currently being drilled in Louisiana are economic at today's prices. The pace of development is driven by the need to hold leases and company earnings growth objectives.
Catfish, yes the flowing pressure was much higher on the Taliaferro well. Also the Conger well had only 11 frac stages. By the way the term casing pressure doesn't really convey the total story since it is actually flowing casing pressure. Because operators intially test most Haynesville Shale wells before installing production tubing, the well is produced up the production casing. The standard forms aren't set up to handle this.
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