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

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,803

Mar 21, 2014

After consecutive weeks of significant gains, the US drilling rig count lost 6 units to 1,803 rigs working during the week ended Mar. 21, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count edges down to 1,769

Feb 28, 2014

The US drilling rig count gave up 2 units to settle at 1,769 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 28, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count dips to 1,771

Feb 7, 2014

The US drilling rig count fell 14 units to 1,771 rigs working during the week ended Feb. 7, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count climbs to 1,785

Jan 31, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 8 units to reach 1,785 rigs working during the week ended Jan. 31, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

US land, oil drilling dips to 1,757 units in latest rig count report

Dec 27, 2013

Rigs drilling on land and for oil took the biggest hit in the latest US drilling rig count report, released by Baker Hughes Inc.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count drops to 1,768

Dec 20, 2013

The US drilling rig count relinquished 14 units to settle at 1,768 rigs working in the week ended Dec. 20, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Chesapeake contemplates exiting Permian basin

Feb 14, 2012

Chesapeake Energy Corp. recently received industry inquiries about a complete exit from the Permian basin, the company said Feb. 13, acknowledging that it might consider selling all its Permian basin assets if it were to receive a compelling offer.

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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