Special Report: Simultaneous operations develop Piceance tight gas

06/08/2009
Williams Exploration & Production in recent years has changed the way it is developing the tight gas sands in the Piceance basin of Western Colorado. It has started using skidable rigs that can drill up to 22 wells from a single well pad and fracturing operations that can stimulate wells on multiple pads from a central location.These along with other changes in operations have made the gas development both more efficient and environmentally friendly, according to Williams.Piceance operationsWilliams acquired its interest in the Piceance basin when it purchased Barrett Resources Inc. in 2001. Barrett had drilled its first well in the basin in 1983.The producing sands are in the William...
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