173974 – Optimizing completions and artificial lift in an unconventional play in the United States

Summary

The Marmaton formation is a large limestone reservoir straddling the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandle. This oil laden formation is a significant resource with potential recovery exceeding 88 million BOE, making it an attractive target for many operators. Similar to the Bakken, it was once considered unviable as an unconventional carbonate play due to complexity and associated production costs. With the application of modern horizontal drilling and fracturing techniques, operators are dispelling this notion.