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Well Spacing is a restriction on the number of wells that can be drilled on a given area.

How is it important to us?

Well Spacing regulations are based on some economic, environmental and/or safety concerns like drilling unnecessary wells and wasting oil and gas. It also protects the correlative rights of landowners and well operators and maximizes the reservoir production (by avoiding inter-well interference).

Well spacing depends on the reservoir characteristics (i.e. the depth); but for most oil wells, the spacing is 40 acres and 640 acres for gas wells.

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Nate has over 18 years of software engineering and consulting experience. He founded Entrance in 2003. Nate is the past President of the Board of LifeHouse Houston, a Christ-centered maternity home ministry, and is past Executive committee member and Treasurer of Houston Achievement Place, a foster care and social skills training non-profit organization.
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