Horizontal well activity has increased in the United States and has proven successful in numerous applications. This paper presents the steps undertaken to optimize the application of fractured horizontal technology in a shallow, low pressure gas reservoir. An application of limited entry technology to create a longitudinal propped fracture through a predrilled liner was developed. Available data for fracture direction, acoustic logs, and mechanical property measurements were used in designing the fracture treatment. Tagging the pad, sand, and resin coated sand with isotopes was used to verify the fracture extended along the entire horizontal lateral.

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