Tight Oil: An Emerging Resource Fact Sheet

Publication #: 2016-0034

Published: SEP 2016

Pages: 2p.

Filed Under: Communications, Crude Oil & Oil Sands, Natural Gas

Tight oil is crude oil found deep below the earth’s surface, primarily within low permeability sandstone and limestone reservoirs. The oil contained within these reservoir rocks will not typically flow to the wellbore without help from technologically advanced drilling and completion processes.

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