Tight-Gas Reservoirs – Fracture Networks

Gas Production Forecasting From Tight-Gas Reservoirs: Integrating Natural Fracture Networks and Hydraulic Fractures

University of Utah
Funded by Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America

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Utah State University Field Work

Utah State University (USU) is characterizing fractures in exposures of the Cretaceous Mesaverde Group in Utah and Colorado. The following presentation contains work maps of three of the sites, Asphalt Ridge and Jensen, Utah, and Rangely, Colorado.

*This USU presentation has not been edited by the Utah Geological Survey. This Web page is provided by the Utah Geological Survey as part of its technology transfer duties under contract to the University of Utah and RPSEA.

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Tight Gas Sands and Natural Fractures in the Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Greater Natural Buttes Field, Uinta Basin, Utah

Stephanie M. Carney, Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., Craig D. Morgan, and Michael D. Laine, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at AAPG Annual Conference, Houston, TX, April 2011

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Well Core Description and Natural Fractures of the Sego and Castlegate Sandstones of the Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Greater Natural Buttes Field, Uinta Basin, Utah

Stephanie M. Carney, Craig D. Morgan, Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., and Michael D. Laine, Utah Geological Survey
Presented at AAPG-RMS Annual Conference, Durango, CO, June 2010

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For more information on this project, contact Craig Morgan, 801.537.3370, email: craigmorgan@utah.gov.

September 9, 2011