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

Linn Energy to buy Granite Wash oil, gas assets for $600 million

Nov 8, 2011

Linn Energy LLC agreed to acquire US Midcontinent oil and natural gas assets from Plains Exploration & Production Co. for $600 million. The acquisition will double Linn’s inventory of Granite Wash horizontal drilling sites in Texas and Oklahoma to more than 400.

Eagle Rock to expand processing in Granite Wash play

Nov 1, 2011

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP, Houston, will build a 125-MMcfd high-efficiency cryogenic processing plant in Wheeler County, Tex., in the Texas Panhandle’s Granite Wash natural gas play.

Midstream operator hikes NGL takeaway in Texas Panhandle

Sep 9, 2011

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP, Houston, has amended its long-term NGL marketing agreement with Oneok Hydrocarbon LP to increase Oneok’s volume takeaway commitment from processing plants in the Texas Panhandle.

Parnon plans Oklahoma crude oil pipeline

Aug 10, 2011

Parnon Gathering Inc., Tulsa, will lay 109 miles of 8-in. crude oil pipeline between Cherokee and Cushing, Okla.

Eagle Rock to install cryogenic plant in Granite Wash

Aug 1, 2011

Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP, Houston, will install a recently acquired 60-MMcfd cryogenic processing plant in Hemphill County, Tex., in the Granite Wash play of the Texas Panhandle.

MarkWest to add plant for Granite Wash gas

Feb 24, 2011

MarkWest Energy Partners LP, Denver, plans to build a third plant at its Arapaho gas processing complex in western Oklahoma to handle production from the expanding Granite Wash play.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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