HORIZONTAL WELL REPLACES HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN NORTH SEA GAS WELL

Derek A. Reynolds, Ken P. Seymour Ranger Oil (U.K.) Ltd. Aberdeen Excessive water production from hydraulically fractured wells in a poor quality reservoir in the North Sea prompted the drilling of a horizontal well. Gas production from the horizontal well reached six times that of the offset vertical wells, and no water production occurred. This horizontal well proved commercial the western section of the Anglia field.

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