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Big Star’s new well breaks county record

After completing its first horizontal well in Howard County, Big Star Oil & Gas LLC announced that the well achieved a record 30-day average to date for the county. The well, dubbed Ryder Unit A2H, located in the Wolfcamp A shale, reached a 24-hour peak IP rate of 1725 barrel of oil equivalent per day (2-phase) with a 30-day initial production rate of 1469 boepd.

According to data from the Texas Railroad Commission, the Ryder Unit A2H well churned out 23 percent more oil and gas in its first month of operation than the previous top horizontal well, Athlon Energy’s Tubb 39 #5H.

“We are pleased with the record results that we have been able to achieve to date,” said Big Star President and Partner Bradley Cross. “The successful drilling and completion of our Ryder Unit A2H horizontal shale well strategically positions Big Star among a small population of private, independent oil companies with the technological capabilities and resources to be a top-tier shale player in the Midland Basin.”

Completion is currently underway for two new Big Star wells in Howard County: one in the Wolfcamp A shale and one in the Lower Spraberry shale.

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