gas sand

gas sand

[′gas ‚sand]
(geology)
A stratum of sand or porous sandstone from which natural gas may be extracted.
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The Company currently operates nine industrial sand production plants and eight oil and gas sand production plants.
We are delighted with the results of the KSR-12 well, which has found the thickest gas sand interval to date of our Sebou wells," commented the company's outgoing chief executive Professor Chris Green.
The Directors of Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc are pleased to provide an update of well testing operations on the Voitinel gas discovery, situated in northern Romania, specifically on the analysis of the results of the fracture stimulation ('frac') of the '1650' gas sand.
This sand does not require hydraulic frac stimulation, leaving additional prospective pay zones untested for further evaluation, including a 23 foot gas sand identified in the shallower Porquero.
The 15D well also has six gas sands, the lowest gas sand being in close vertical proximity to the upper oil section.
The company currently operates nine industrial sand production plants and seven oil and gas sand production plants.
A Strawn natural gas sand was encountered at 4,500 feet in one of the seven test wells drilled on the Company's joint venture acreage.
Range will oversee the drilling of formations below the coal bed methane formation, including the tight gas sand formations, shales and deeper formations.
Conversely, Range has drilled thousands of tight gas sand wells in the Appalachian Basin and is developing and drilling several shale gas plays across five basins, including the Appalachian Basin.
Bankers holds interests in four prospects in the Northern and Central regions of the United States, where it is currently pursuing the exploration of shale and tight gas sand plays.
During the fourth quarter, Range's Appalachian division drilled 186 (109 net) wells in its core coal bed methane, shale gas and tight gas sand properties.