A natural gas well isn’t at all like a water well (where you drill a hole in the ground and water fills it). Natural gas tends to be contained within the underground rock itself. The rock must be broken to release the gas.
Most wells drilled for water, oil, natural gas, information or other subsurface objectives are vertical wells - drilled straight down into the earth. However, drilling at an angle other than vertical can obtain information, hit targets, and stimulate reservoirs in ways that cannot be achieved with a vertical well.
The Drilling Productivity Report uses recent data on the total number of drilling rigs in operation along with estimates of drilling productivity and estimated changes in production from existing oil and natural gas wells to provide estimated changes in oil and natural gas production for seven key regions.
The 10 Most Controversial Claims About Natural Gas Drilling. ... If the investigation documents the first case of fracking fluid seeping into groundwater directly from gas wells, drillers may be ...
Investment in an oil and natural gas drilling operation is an investment in the exploration, drilling and operation of well production and the sale of that production.
Horizontal drilling is now beginning to also also be used in drilling for conventional natural gas in the Marcellus formation. The Marcellus formation is the new big “play” in the oil and gas fields. The idea is to drill horizontally in one direction across the natural fractures or “cleats” in the formation.
Residents pack a Franklin Park borough council meeting Wednesday night in anticipation of a vote on whether to allow natural gas drilling under a park. ... The company wants to drill from a well ...
National Oil & Gas Gateway The Gateway is the first public consolidated source of oil and natural gas well data from 10 states with more on the way. Introduction One way of developing deeper insight into the rapid growth in U.S. oil and natural gas production over the past few years, driven by technological innovation in drilling and production ...
Buying gas from the big boys is a pain and SELLING gas might very well turn out to be a pain too. One guy I know signed a lease for natural gas wells on his property. After the lease was signed, they turned around completely and are now very hard to work with.
New techniques in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have vaulted Colorado — historically better known for its natural gas than oil — into being the fifth-largest crude oil producer ...