TIGHT OKLAHOMA GAS SANDS REMAIN AN ATTRACTIVE PLAY

04/24/1995
Gary L. Cartwright Marathon Oil Co.Oklahoma City The Cherokee tight gas sands of Oklahoma remain an attractive play because of improvements in drilling and completion practices and actions by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) that allow separate allowables for new wells. The expired federal tax credits for tight gas wells, as highlighted in a recent article,1 have not been the only reason for increased activity. Since decontrol of most regulated gas pricing and since 1986, the number of wells drilled and gas production per well have been increasing in the Cherokee area while overall drilling in Oklahoma has decreased....
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