BlackBrush was the first to successfully complete Austin Chalk horizontal wells in Karnes County. Austin Chalk reserves are estimated at greater than 855 MBOE/well.
BlackBrush was one of the first two companies to economically develop the horizontal Olmos with IPs of more than 1,000 boe/d. More than 120 horizontal Olmos locations identified; began downspacing to 800’ in 2014.
BlackBrush was the first company to successfully drill and exploit the horizontal San Miguel using GASFRAC technology to improve well performance and reduce flowback and disposal costs. BlackBrush owns the license for HGL fracking for the lower 48.
37 horizontal wells have been drilled as part of the San Miguel Project. More than 450 locations have been identified.
BlackBrush operates over 130,000 net acres “early-stage acreage” with significant upside potential in southern Frio county and Chittim Ranch in the Dimmit / Maverick and Washington, Austin, Fayette county areas.
BlackBrush is the operating partner for Shell Oil Company in the Company’s Chittim Ranch acreage, currently drilling several EagleFord wells on the position.
BlackBrush was the leader in Under balanced drilling by drilling nearly 40 horizontal Buda wells and utilized under-balanced drilling techniques including coil tubing under balanced drilling in 2014. Most of the wells drilled today by BlackBrush use MPD (Managed Pressure Drilling) allowing BlackBrush to evaluate the well while drilling and eliminate damaging the formation with lost fluids.