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Graint Wash Formation
United States


Location  Northern Texas Panhandle, spreading to Western Oklahoma and Southwest Kansas.
Area  2 million to 3.5 million acres
Thickness  1,500 - 3,500 feet.
Formation Details  Granite Wash by definition is material eroded from granites and redeposited, forming a rock with the same major mineral constituents as the original rock. It means that Granite Wash received It's name from the weathering process that granite underwent over time. There are believed to be even vaster resources of “tight sands gas and oil” than shale gas and oil in North America.
Notes  Oil & Natural gas are found in multiple zones in the Granite Wash play, from 11,000 to 17,000 feet deep.

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Devon Operations in Granite Wash Formation
Devon owned 63,000 net acres under the Granite Wash. The acreage concentrated in the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma.
Forest Oil Operations in Granite Wash Formation
Forest Oil holds 184,000 gross acres (111,000 net) in the Texas Panhandle that are prospective for the Granite Wash and is active in the Buffalo Wallow area located in Hemphill and Wheeler Counties in...
Linn Energy Operations in Granite Wash
Linn targets the Granite Wash play, which covers a trend extending from the Texas Panhandle eastward into southwestern Oklahoma.

Linn holds 70,000 net acres in the Texas Panhandle area. The Texas P...
Newfield Operations in Granite Wash
Newfield woks in Granite Wash play, which is located in the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. The largest producing asset in the trend is Stiles Ranch, located in Wheeler County, Texas.

Newfie...
SM Energy Operations in Granite Wash Shale
SM Energy has 34,000 net acres in the Granite Wash play, all of acreage in the Granite Wash is held by production. SM Energy drilled horizontal wells targeting the Marmaton and Missourian washes (also...
Unit Corporation Operations in Granite Wash (High)
Unit Corporation (UNT) has 48,000 net acres in the Texas Panhandle core area, targeting Granite Wash shale.The GW laterals completed in 2010 include three GW “A”, six GW “B”, one GW “C1” and two GW “F...

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