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Chatting With Ray Holifield

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Leslie Haines
February 1, 2014

From his home in Giddings, Texas, in the heart of the Eagle Ford play, geologist Ray Holifield has a unique vantage point. He has been drilling in South Texas since the 1970s, primarily for the Austin Chalk, and he has been a leader in each of the booms seen in the Chalk since then. He was one of the very first practitioners of horizontal drilling there.

In 1987, he and Bechtel created Becfield Horizontal Drilling Services Co., which developed many of the tools now used to re-enter medium-radius horizontal wells. ...

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