HORIZONTAL DRILLING SPREADING OUT IN SEVERAL U.S. STATES

Horizontal drilling in relatively mature U.S. onshore reservoirs continues in several states. For example, American Exploration Co., Houston, 2-15 Midway Field Unit, in Lafayette County of South Arkansas flowed at rates of as much as 900 b/d of oil through a 20/64 in. choke with 450 psi flowing tubing pressure from Jurassic Smackover open hole at 7,149-80 ft. The well, given a light acid treatment, is expected to produce a sustained 450 b/d of oil. Site is 8 miles north of Lewisville.

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