Definition - What does Producing Formation mean?
A Producing Formation is a porous rock formation found beneath the earth’s surface. Oil, gas and water are produced from such type of Producing Formations. It basically refers to the rocks which are permeable or which allow the fluids to pass or flow through them easily by making use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies.
Petropedia explains Producing Formation
The geochemistry of a Producing Formation plays an important role in the production of oil, gas and water in respectable quantities. Any E&P organization is interested in researching only the geological Producing Formations of hydrocarbons that can maximize the yield and provide economic stability and viability to their drilling activities. According to the Railroad Commission of Texas, US maximum oil and gas production occurs from Texas and nearby regions because of availability of hydrocarbon Producing Formations. Some of the economically viable producing formations in the Texas region are:
- Permian Basin formation
- Barnett Shale formation
- Eagle Ford Shale formation
- Haynesville or Bossier Shale formation