UPDATE 1-Pioneer says Eagle Ford results top expectations
The company said the Robert Crawley Gas Unit z1 well flowed at an initial production rate of about 17 million cubic feet of gas per day.
"With the highest gas rate reported to date in the play, the Crawley z1 exceeded our expectations and confirms that dry gas wells provide strong
In October, the company said its Sinor z5 well in the Eagle Ford shale saw an initial rate of about 11.3 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent per day (mmcfed). [ID:nBNG506499]
U.S. gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK.N) had given France's Total (TOTF.PA) the first right to negotiate a joint venture on Chesapeake's smaller position in the Eagle Ford shale play in south Texas.
Other companies have also approached Chesapeake about partnering in Eagle Ford, Chesapeake's CFO Marc Rowland told Reuters Jan. 11. [ID: nLDE60A2DA]
Pioneer shares were up 3 percent at $52.08 in early morning trade Tuesday on the New York