GMX alterations may improve Bakken completions

10/15/2012
GMX Resources Inc., Oklahoma City, is adjusting its operating practices in an effort to improve results of Bakken completions in the Williston basin. Changes being implemented include using oil base mud during the entire drilling operation, switching to plug and perf completions versus sliding sleeve, using more proppant and using ceramic proppant in the mix. The company also needs to reduce pump downtime by installing more reliable diesel electric generators on the pumps in areas without electric service, which is most of its core acreage. The company reiterated that from this point its drilling will target the Middle Bakken in McKenzie and Billings counties, ND, where completions genera...
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