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Future of the Haynesville Shale?
April 13, 2014 |

Natural gas drilling activity in the Haynesville Shale was booming in 2010 but has fallen significantly since then. The fall occurred as natural gas prices fell from $12 down to $2. Companies started drilling there with a high income assumption. After the price fall, drillers could make more money drilling liquid and oil-rich plays because the revenue there was greater. They Haynesville still holds lots of gas and drilling will increase when prices increase.

Drilling Productivity in Shale Plays
March 25, 2014 | Energy Information Administration

“The productivity of oil and natural gas wells is steadily increasing in many basins across the United States because of the increasing precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas extraction.”

Natural Gas Well Productivity is Up!
March 16, 2014 | Energy Information Administration

The Energy Information Administration has published a chart showing new-well gas productivity gains for the major shale plays. Improving technology is enabling a higher yield per new well.

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.

Exporting Natural Gas from the Haynesville Shale
February 27, 2014 | Bloomberg

Production of natural gas from the Haynesville Shale has been falling in response to low gas prices and more lucrative drilling opportunities. Some believe that the solution is in exporting the gas to Asia where prices are much higher.

Reversing the Flow of Natural Gas?
February 6, 2014 | Forbes

For over 1/2 century the flow of natural gas in the eastern United States has been from producing areas in the south to consuming areas in the north. Now that the Marcellus Shale is producing tremendous amounts of natural gas and production in the Haynesville is falling, the direction of flow may be about to change.

Drilling Dynamics in the Haynesville Shale
February 4, 2014 | Energy Information Administration

New-well natural gas production per rig is up in the Haynesville Shale by about 400% since 2009 – a major gain in productivity. However total gas production from the formation is down because the rig count has fallen severely. Drilling companies have moved their rings out of the dry-gas Haynesville to oil-rich and wet-gas plays in other areas.

Production Declines in Natural Gas Wells
November 24, 2013 |

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.

Tight Oil and Gas Drilling Productivity Report
October 27, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

The Energy Information Administration has initiated a monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” for tight oil and gas that will report on activity in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Haynesville, Niobrara and Permian Basin areas.

Growth in Bakken and Eagle Ford Oil Production
October 24, 2013 | FuelFix

Oil production from the Bakken Formation rose 26,000 barrels per day in September, while Eagle Ford production rose by 24,000 barrels. The increase for Permian Basin, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Niobrara combined was 12,000 barrels per day.

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

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.

New Activity in the Haynesville Shale
June 11, 2013 | Longview News Journal

After starting a rapid activity decline in 2010, the Haynesville Shale which spans between northeast Texas and northern Louisiana is starting to heat up.

New Interest in the Haynesville Shale
June 5, 2013 |

LNG export, gas-to-liquids and manufacturing projects have produced a renewed level of interest in the Haynesville Shale of northern Louisiana.

Foreign Investments in US Shale
April 18, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

Since 2008, foreign companies have entered into 21 joint ventures with U.S. acreage holders and operators, investing more than $26 billion in tight oil and shale gas plays.

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April 1, 2013 |

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