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Fayetteville Shale Current Events


The Shale Boom is Just Starting
March 2, 2014 | Denver BizJournal

Ryan Lance, CEO of ConocoPhillips believes that the “shale boom” in the United States is just getting started, with several decades ahead.

Fayetteville Shale Forecast
January 14, 2014 | The University of Texas at Austin

“A new study from the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin forecasts that one of the nation’s most productive shale gas basins, the Fayetteville Shale, will continue to be a major contributor to U.S. natural gas supplies for years to come, with economically recoverable reserves of 18 trillion cubic feet through 2050.” Quoted from The University of Texas at Austin press release.

Production Declines in Natural Gas Wells
November 24, 2013 | Geology.com

Lots of property owners who signed a lease in one of the natural gas shale plays are now receiving monthly or quarterly royalty payments. Many of these people were pleasantly surprised with the size of their first royalty check — but then shocked to see the size of subsequent checks fall rapidly. What’s happening?

Shale Sweet Spots and Production Declines
November 6, 2013 | USA Today

Some people think that a few “sweet spots” are supporting most of the production in the oil and gas shale plays. They point to the huge annual production declines and speculate that the “shale boom” will not last very long.

Making Diesel and Jet Fuel from Natural Gas
September 26, 2013 | FuelFix.com

Royal Dutch Shell is in negotiations with Louisiana government to build a plant that would manufacture diesel fuel and jet fuel from natural gas. These products are currently made from crude oil and making them from natural gas would produce a cleaner-burning fuel.

Putting a Throttle on Natural Gas Production?
August 20, 2013 | WESA FM

Reports of rapidly rising natural gas production from the Marcellus, Utica and other shale formations, even while thousands of completed wells are waiting on pipeline, has some experts predicting a slowdown in drilling activity in anticipation of depressed prices.

Fayetteville Shale Drilling Status
June 23, 2013 | Fairfield Sun Times

Although natural gas production from the Fayetteville Shale has declined steadily since January, 2010 there is still an enormous amount of gas in the ground. Low natural gas prices and the lack of natural gas liquids in the Fayetteville have made drilling in other areas more attractive.

Shallow Groundwater Quality and Fayetteville Shale Production
January 15, 2013 | USGS

USGS has released a report about groundwater quality and geochemistry for the Fayetteville Shale gas production area.

A goal of the report was to compare analyses conducted prior to natural gas development with those conducted after drilling and production.

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