Magnum Hunter sold off its non-core Eagle Ford assets in 2013. In 2014, the company is focusing on its core Appalachia and Williston Basin areas. $52 million of the company's $400 million capital budget will be spent in the Williston Basin in 2013. 65% of the budget will be spent on the company's Appalachia assets.
Magnum Hunter Bakken & Three Forks Fourth Quarter Operations
In the fourth-quarter of 2013, Magnum Hunter drilled 15 gross (6.2. net) in the Bakken/Three Forks formations. In its operated areas, the company drilled 2 wells, and in non-operated areas, 13 gross (4.2 net) wells were drilled.
Initial production (IP) rates varied across the company's Williston Basin acreage. In the Middle Bakken Formation, six two-mile lateral wells completed, with an average 24-hour IP rate of 561 boe/d and a 30-day rate of 389 boe/d. Two one-mile laterals were also completed in the Middle Bakken. At the end of the year, one well had a 24-hour IP rate of 680 boe/d and a 30-day rate of 253 boe/d. In the Three Forks/Sanish Formation, seven two-mile lateral wells were completed, with an average 24-hour IP rate of 584 boe/d and a 30-day rate of 287 boe/d. One one-mile lateral was also completed in the Three Forks/Sanish. It had an a 24-hour IP rate of 760 boe/d and a 30-day rate of 282 boe/d.
Magnum Hunter 2013 Bakken & Three Forks Capital Spending
Upstream capital spending in the Williston Basin during the fourth-quarter was $19.7 million in 2013. For the full-year, the company spent $131.8 million. That was ~43% of the company's total upstream capex budget for the year.