Various technologies unlock Pinedale anticline tight gas

06/25/2007
Various technologies have enabled Shell Exploration & Production Co. to produce economically from the tight gas sands found in the Pinedale anticline of Western Wyoming.These technologies include optimally staged hydraulic fracturing, innovative pressure-acquisition modules with gauges and perforating guns mounted outside the casing, wireless transmission of downhole pressure data through the casing, fiberoptic distributed temperature sensing, development of complex 3D static and dynamic models, and microseismic mapping of hydraulic fractures.“From a technology perspective, Pinedale has been our arena to test and develop new technologies to increase recoveries in these difficult...
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