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

OGJ Newsletter

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

US shale gas surge stimulating< construction of processing plants

Jan 5, 2009 Rising production of natural gas will stimulate construction of gas processing plants in the US this year.

Northeast Kansas well tests oil, gas possibilities in Precambrian rocks

Sep 17, 2007 Several thousand wells in Kansas have been drilled into the Precambrian basement, which usually signals the depth limit of drilling for oil and gas prospecting.

Ridgeway to delineate CO2 field, eyes Permian EOR

May 28, 2007 A Houston independent has decided to commence its own Permian basin carbon dioxide pilot floods hoping to jump-start demand for CO2 from a world-class helium and CO2 resource in New Mexico and Arizona.

COMPANY NEWS: Shell offers $7.4 billion for Shell Canada stake

Feb 26, 2007 Royal Dutch Shell PLC offered $7.4 billion to shareholders in its Shell Canada Ltd. subsidiary for the 22% minority stake it does not already own.

Raster log technology revolutionizes geologist's workflow

Apr 29, 2002 Raster well-log technology, based on bitmap log images with applied depth calibration, is revolutionizing how geologists work at Apache Corp.?s Midcontinent division in Tulsa.

Acid-gas injection proves economic for West Texas gas plant

May 22, 2000 GPM Gas Co. LLC, formerly GPM Gas Corp., realized signeificant cost reductions with an acid-gas injection well at its 60-MMscfd Dumas, Tex., gas plant
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