FRACTURED ZONES DRAW HORIZONTAL TECHNOLOGY TO MARIETTA BASIN

M.G. Whitmire Bandera Petroleum Inc. Tulsa Vertically fractured, low permeability reservoirs have long frustrated the efforts of oil and gas operators. Oil men, risk takers by nature, cannot resist the challenge to try to beat the average, subeconomic well and get the better wells. The advent of horizontal drilling technology gave new life to these hopes, and a number of drilling mini-booms developed in a diverse, widespread variety of vertically fractured U.S. reservoirs. Results to date have

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