Granite Wash Tight Gas

Granite Wash Tight Gas ImageThe Midcontinent Granite Wash is a series of tight gas plays (Lard Ranch, Buffalo Wallow, Stiles Ranch, and Colony West) that runs from the Texas Panhandle to Southwest Oklahoma. There is some oil production in the Granite Wash, mainly in Oldham and Gray counties in Texas. The sandstone reservoir is about 160 miles long and 30 miles wide. Operators are using both horizontal and vertical drilling to produce reserves from this longtime target.

Economic rates are achieved by multi-stage, slickwater fracture treatments and close attention to costs. There are over 2600 operating wells in the Granite Wash, and some of the operators include Chesapeake Energy, Newfield Exploration, Penn Virginia, Cimarex Energy, Questar, Linn Energy, Forest Oil, Apache Corp., BNK Petroleum, Devon Energy, and Cordillera Energy Partners III.

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Granite Wash News

Forest Oil plans Canadian subsidiary spinoff

Dec 14, 2010

Forest Oil Corp. plans to sell 19.9% of its subsidiary, Lone Pine Resources Inc., in an initial public offering to be followed by a spinoff of Forest’s remaining shares in Lone Pine to Forest’s shareholders.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 22, 2010 International News for Oil and Gas professionals

Unit adds plant, steps up Granite Wash drilling

Nov 17, 2010

Unit Corp., Tulsa, is in final stages of completing a 50 MMcfd turboexpander gas processing plant in the northeastern Texas Panhandle, where it is stepping up horizontal drilling in the Granite Wash oil and gas play.

OGJ Newsletter

Nov 8, 2010

Plains All American to boost Midcontinent crude capacity

Nov 3, 2010

Plains All American Pipeline LP announced its Midcontinent Expansion Project, providing additional takeaway capacity for increased crude production in the Cleveland Sand, Granite Wash, and Colony Wash development areas.

OGJ Newsletter

Aug 2, 2010 International news for oil and gas professionals

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Jul 26, 2010

Liquids rates high in Panhandle Granite Wash

Jul 22, 2010

Linn Energy LLC, Houston, said it has completed what may be the highest rate well reported in the Texas Panhandle Granite Wash trend.

COMPANY NEWS: Noble to buy Frontier Drilling for $2.16 billion

Jul 12, 2010 Drilling contractor Noble Corp. plans to buy privately owned Frontier Drilling for $2.16 billion even though no near-term new drilling is expected for the Gulf of Mexico during court battles over the US moratorium on deepwater drilling.

Questar completes spin-off of E&P business

Jul 2, 2010

Questar Corp., Salt Lake City, has completed the spin-off of its exploration and production business into a new entity, QEP Resources Inc. (OGJ Online, Apr. 21, 2010).

OGJ Newsletter

Apr 19, 2010

Enbridge to build cryogenic plant in Texas Panhandle

Apr 12, 2010

Enbridge Energy Partners LP, Houston, will add a cryogenic gas processing plant on its Anadarko natural gas gathering system in the Texas Panhandle, the company reported.

Chesapeake cements position in six onshore US gas plays

Mar 1, 2010 The Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma Granite Wash plays are Chesapeake's highest and second highest rate-of-return plays due to high oil and natural gas liquids content.

Eagle Rock to add cryogenic processing in Texas Panhandle

Feb 16, 2010

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP will deploy a currently idle high-efficiency cryogenic plant to its operations in the Texas Panhandle to increase efficiency and accommodate volume growth from the Granite Wash play, the company has announced.

OGJ Newsletter

Aug 10, 2009
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