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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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

Horizontal well strategy taps attic oil

Jan 15, 1996 Fred Morissey Numac Energy Inc. Calgary Fig. 2 -- Modified New Well Profile (157667 bytes) Fig. 5 -- Reentry Drilling and Cost Curves (52661 bytes) The use of horizontal well technology has allowed pursuit of a sometimes elusive formation to search for attic oil through the hills and valleys of a Precambrian landscape ( Fig. 1 (22810 bytes) ). These wells are in the Granite Wash formation in the Peace River Arch area of northern Alberta. The target is atypical of many horizontal well schemes.


Sep 5, 1994 Further drilling is planned to evaluate an apparent carbon dioxide and helium discovery in East Central Arizona. A group led by Ridgeway Arizona Oil Corp., a subsidiary of Ridgeway Petroleum Corp., Calgary, will attempt to complete the apparent discovery from eight intervals between 1,450 ft and 1,710 ft in Permian Supai. The well is the Ridgeway/Canstar 1 Plateau Cattle Co., 15-12n-29e, Apache County (OGJ, July 4, p. 66).


Nov 2, 1992 Patrick Crow Washington Editor A.D. Koen Gulf Coast News Editor U.S. federal tax credit for drilling wells in tight gas sands formations has contributed significantly to U.S. exploration and development activity. The credit, due to expire for new wells at yearend, has been a key factor in the rebounding U.S. active rig count in second half 1992. Drilling in tight gas sands currently accounts for as much as one third of the active U.S. rig count.


Jul 8, 1991 Zuhair Al-Shaieb Oklahoma State University Stillwater, Okla. Basin compartmentation, introduced by Bradley1 and Powley,2 is an important concept in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in deep sedimentary basins. Compartmentation can arise in a number of distinct ways through the interplay of sedimentological, mechanical, and chemical factors. These compartments are most easily recognized by their abnormal fluid pressures.
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