Geologic evaluation of the Parkman sandstone, Powder River Basin, Wyoming
The Powder River Basin in Wyoming has yet again entered a new stage of oil and gas production and reserve growth. Oil production in the basin has grown from 46,900 BOPD in 2009 to a peak rate of 190,000 BOPD in 2019. This dramatic increase in production is due to the expanded application of horizontal drilling and large volume, multi-stage hydraulic fracturing. These technologies are now being applied to a Cretaceous age resource base that has historically been uneconomic due to the limited reservoir contact of vertical well completions. The Parkman Sandstone Member of the Mesaverde Formation ...
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