Surge Energy uses Basic Energy to drill, frac record Permian well

By Basic Energy Services | July 23, 2019

Basic Energy Services Inc. has announced that one of its high-spec, 24-hour rig and equipment packages recently completed a record-setting Wolfcamp A well for Surge Energy US Holdings Co., one of its top customers in the Permian Basin.

Rig #1826, based in Big Spring, Texas, along with a bundled Basic high-spec ancillary equipment package successfully drilled out frac plugs over a total horizontal displacement of 17,935 feet (3.4 miles). To date, this well marks the longest known lateral completed in the Permian Basin. Rig #1826, a high-spec, 600-horsepower Taylor well servicing unit, coupled with Basic’s twin 2,250 horsepower pumps and high-performance ancillary equipment, completed the drill-out of the Medusa Unit C 28-09 3AH safely and efficiently in six days.

“We are honored to partner with an innovative E&P company like Surge to deliver these record-setting results. Reaching this milestone with our customer displays our leadership in well servicing for complex, long lateral completions in the Permian Basin,” said Brandon McGuire, vice president of the Permian Business Unit at Basic. “This success is a credit to our hard-working employees and Surge’s confidence in those crews.”

McGuire said Basic will continue to focus on driving value through the integration of the high-spec pieces of equipment into a seamless package of services. “We are proud to be a part of the outstanding team that made this possible and we will continue to strive to deliver high quality services to help our customers reach their goals,” he said.