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California Oil Projects

Wilmington Townlot and North Wilmington Units

Our Wilmington Townlot Unit (WTU) is located in the Wilmington Field within the Los Angeles Basin of California. The Wilmington Field has produced over 2.5 billion barrels of oil since its discovery in the 1930s. The North Wilmington Unit (NWU) is located adjacent to our existing Wilmington Townlot Unit. READ MORE »

Rocky Mountain Projects in the Washakie Basin, Wyoming

Coalbed Methane Natural Gas

The Washakie Basin is located in the southeast portion of the Greater Green River Basin in southwestern Wyoming and represents our largest acreage position. As of December 31, 2012, we owned 113,278 gross (87,746 net) acres prospective for CBM development in this area, of which 74,574 net acres are undeveloped.

Warren owns deep rights below its Atlantic Rim project which includes an approximate 72,000 net acre position that is potentially prospective for the Niobrara Shale. The acreage is located in the eastern Washakie Basin in Wyoming. READ MORE »

Coalbed Methane Compared to Traditional Natural Gas

The primary component of commercial natural gas is methane. Methane can also be found in coal deposits, as it is created by the same biological and geological forces that transform organic material into coal. Methane is stored in coal seams in four different ways:

  • as freely trapped gas within the pore spaces and natural fractures of the coal;
  • as dissolved gas in the water within the coal seam;
  • as adsorbed gas on the surface of the coal; and
  • as adsorbed gas held within the molecular structure of the coal itself.