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Fayetteville Shale
United States


Location  Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin
Thickness  60 - 575 feet
Formation Details  The Fayetteville Shale play stretches across Arkansas from approximately Fort Smith east to beyond Little Rock, Arkansas. It is approximately 50 miles wide from north to south. Geologists describe the Fayetteville Shale formation as tight, which means it requires fracturing to produce economic quantities of gas.
Notes  The shale is a Mississippian-age shale that is the geologic equivalent of the Caney Shale found on the Oklahoma side of the Arkoma Basin and the Barnett Shale found in north Texas. The depth ranges from 1450 - 6700 feet.

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Projects and Work Interests

BHP Operations in Fayetteville Shale (Low)
BHP’s interests were approximately 487,000 net acres of leasehold and producing natural gas properties in the Fayetteville Shale in central Arkansas.

The wells completed by Chesapeake in the Fayett...
Sequel Energy/Austin Operations in Fayetteville Shale (Low)
Sequel had interest in 18,000 net acres in the Fayetteville Shale play in northwestern Arkansas. Sequel had interest in 60 wells within the trend.
Vanguard Operations in Fayetteville Shale
Vanguard has 5,300 net acres in the Fayetteville Shale play in the eastern Arkoma Basin, Oklahoma.

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