The revised 2020 capital budget of US$1.3 billion or less includes the implementation of 2Q20 frac holidays in the Bakken and Eagle Ford.
The company has more than US$585 million of cash on its balance sheet and will continue to operate its business in the normal course without material disruption to its vendors, partners or employees.
The oilfield services company is anticipating a rapid reduction in active drilling and hydraulic fracturing activity.
If fraccing activity were to be eliminated on federal acreage the result would be a widespread shift of capital from federal to private and state-owned acreage in a bid to replace the lost oil volumes, according to Rystad Energy.
Ministers took the decision, which was announced on 2 November, on the basis of a report by the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), which found that it is not currently possible to accurately predict the probability or magnitude of earthquakes linked to fracking operations.
Achieving the 10 000 stages milestone fulfills the Equinor vision for Reveal Energy Services, an Equinor spin-out in 2016, to commercialise and further develop IMAGE Frac™ pressure-based fracture maps.
Kayrros found that in 2018 alone, more than 1100 wells were completed in the Permian Basin but not reported through state commissions or FracFocus, a public repository for information on the chemicals used during fraccing.
The technology aims to address parent/child well interference and other completion problems that are contributing to shale well underperformance.