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John Martin - The Commercial Discovery and Development of Jonah Field, Sublette County, Wyoming

Entrepreneur leader of the efforts to successfully advanced the technique of multistage hydraulic fracturing to develop the tight gas reservoir sandstones in Wyoming’s Jonah Field. Show More

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From high-altitude, windswept prairies in southwestern Wyoming, the span of the powerful Wind River and Wyoming Ranges can be seen in the distance. This is home to the Pinedale Anticline Project and the Jonah Field, located in Sublette County, Wyo. In 2000, this was the site of one of the most productive gas fields in the continental United States. Gas reserves were estimated at up to 40 trillion cubic feet. That was enough to serve the nation’s entire natural gas demand for 22 months.
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