June was a milestone month for EOG on two fronts.
EOG operated wells in Mountrail County produced their 5 millionth barrel in June. From the first well that came on production in May 2006 through June 2008, EOG operated wells have produced 5,060,448 barrels.
EOG set another enviable milestone in June. Those 5 million barrels have generated a gross revenue of $485 million. After substracting 25% for taxes, royalties, and operating expenses, the EOG operated wells generated a net $363 million dollars.
Through June 2008 EOG has drilled 72 wells at an average cost of $5 million or $360 million for all the wells.Thus, at the end of June EOG has paid off all its drilling costs on the wells drilled to date so all net revenue on those 72 wells goes directly to their bank account. By comparison the other drillers in Mountrail County have about $300 million in unrecovered drilling costs. It does make a difference when the sweet spot is under your lands.