Friday, March 7, 2014

The First Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Well

Completed in the North Sea in 1987.  From Schlumberger's Oilfield Review:

By 1986, though, Maersk Oil decided that cementing would work and that it was time to attempt the industry's first horizontal, hydraulically fractured well.
Production rate comparison of horizontal wells (MFBs) to a conventional well.

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