Natural fracture analysis related to depositional environment and strain variability in the middle and upper Williams Fork Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado
As Americans continue to focus on the use of cleaner, and more efficient forms of energy, tight gas reservoirs like those in the Piceance Basin in Colorado are becoming increasingly important. The Williams Fork Formation is potentially capable of 1.2 BCF/day of natural gas production. With continued tight gas development in the Piceance Basin, and a better understanding on the controls behind zones of enhanced production, that contribution can be expected to grow. The understanding of natural fracture networks, and the drive to exploit their characteristics as migration pathways, will allow for ...
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