Title: Marginal Wells: Contribution to Future Supply
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Publication Date: 09/2005
Publication Type: Brief
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Oil & Natural Gas
Author: Gary Covatch (NETL)
John R. Duda (NETL)
Roy Long (NETL)
Brad Tomer (NETL)

A factsheet reviewing the contributions of marginal or stripper wells in response to U.S. crude oil and natural gas demand. Marginal natural gas wells produce 60 thousand cubic feet per day (Mcf/d) or less. Yet, marginal wells accounted for about 11% of natural gas production in the contiguous states, and the analysis of this review indicates that the volume will continue to increase.

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