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Shale Plays

Real Possibilities: New Horizons for Shale Drilling

Chris Sutton- Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP Although shale plays like Marcellus, Barnett, Bakken, and Eagle Ford have captured the most public attention, they represent just a portion of the potentially oil and gas-bearing shale formations around the world. A June 2013 US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report concluded that shale oil and gas resources…

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Revisiting the Barnett Shale Play

The Barnett Shale play contains one of North America’s largest onshore natural gas fields. The north-central Texas’ Fort Worth Basin contains trillions of cubic feet of reserves in an area spanning about 5,000 square miles across about 20 Texas counties. Core O&G production areas are in Denton, Johnson, Tarrant, Dallas, and Wise counties, where the shale…

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Cline Shale Play rivals Bakken and Eagle Ford Combined

The Cline shale play in West Texas’ Midland Basin is an abundant sedimentary rock formation of Pennsylvanian-aged shale (325-286 million years old).  The play is found 9,000-9,500 feet underground and spans 140 miles north-to-south and 70 miles east-to-west.  Fisher and Nolan counties have been the focal points, with recent increased leasing activity in Tom Green…

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The Niobrara Shale Play – the next Bakken?

The Niobrara shale formation extends across northeastern Colorado, northwestern Kansas, southwestern Nebraska and southeastern Wyoming.  The play ranges in thickness from 275-400 feet deep, with three primary carbonate-rich benches that average 10-25 feet thick with 5-10% porosity.

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