Fraced horizontal well shows potential of deep tight gas

Siegfried SchulerMobil Erdgas-Erdol GmbH Celle, Germany Rene SantosMobil Erdgas-Erdol GmbHHamburg Successful completion of a multiple fraced, deep horizontal well demonstrated new techniques for producing tight gas sands. In Northwest Germany, Mobil Erdgas-Erdol GmbH drilled, cased, and fraced the worlds deepest horizontal well in the ultra-tight Rotliegendes Main sand at 15,687 ft (4,783 m) true vertical depth. Mobil is the operator for a consortium that includes BEB Erdgas & Erdol GmbH, RWE-DEA AG, and Wintershall AG. The well, drilled to 18,860 ft measured depth, includes a 2,066 ft horizontal section and four hydraulic fracs.1 2 3 The successfully completed well currently pr...

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