Laterals tap Texas Panhandle Granite Wash gas

Horizontal drilling and slick water frac jobs have come together to fuel a new area of activity in the Pennsylvanian Granite Wash play in the northeastern Texas Panhandle.Although more than 600 wells have been drilled in this play in the past 5 years, only two operators have tried horizontal drilling. The first of those is Grayhawk Operating Inc., a private Plano, Tex., independent.Grayhawk Operating has found Lard Ranch field ideal for horizontal drilling because the Granite Wash has 40-45 ft of net pay centered on 80 ft of gross pay at an average depth of 8,600 ft with no water-bearing formations above or below the pay. The company drills a lateral centered in the pay and performs three...

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