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Bloomberg Estimates of Breakeven Prices in Shale Plays

Bloomberg’s estimates of the oil price necessary to recover drilling, completion and operating costs in various shale plays (click to enlarge):


The winners: DeWitt County in the Eagle Ford Shale, $23/bbl, the Wolfcamp in Reeves County, $24/bbl, and the Bone Spring in Ward County, $25/bbl. Except for DeWitt County, all breakeven prices below $30/bbl are in the Permian Basin.


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