By Ricardo Vargas, Sergio Nuncira, P. Kevin Meazell, Peter B. Flemings, Yi Fang, Hugh Daigle, Stephen C. Phillips, Kehua You
A carrier-bed play is characterized by low-quality reservoirs with pervasive, regional hydrocarbon saturation. The Denver and Powder River Basins, Rocky Mountain region, United States, are examples of carrier-bed plays. This play requires horizontal drilling and multistage hydraulic fracture stimulation.
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Carrier-bed plays in the Denver and Powder River Basins