Two research wells were drilled and completed in a known, yet heretofore unproductive tight sand gas reservoir in the Green River Basin. Although previous wells were drilled in the area and hydraulically fractured, there has been no commercial production. The consideration of advanced methods of stimulation design and changing gas prices caused recent renewed interest. A systematic approach led to successful fractures of one zone in each of the two wells. Initial production rose from 107 to 4150 MCFD in one well and from 35 to 1450 MCFD in the second well after stimulation treatments.

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