Haynesville Shale
United States

Location  Northwest Louisiana, East Texas, and also extends into Arkansas.
Assessment Year  2009
Reserves  717 Tcf
Thickness  200 - 300 feet
Formation Details  The Haynesville Shale, is a black, organic-rich shale of Upper Jurassic age that underlies much of the Gulf Coast area of the United States. "Haynesville Shale" is a drillers term for shale rock units within the Haynesville Formation.
Production Activity  Natural gas production from the Haynesville occurs from rocks about two miles beneath northwestern Louisiana, southwestern Arkansas and eastern Texas. The most productive areas have been Caddo, Bienville, Bossier, DeSoto, Red River and Webster Parishes of Louisiana plus adjacent areas in southwest Arkansas and east Texas.
Notes  The shale lies depths of 10,500 to 13,000 feet.

Shale News

BG Group Elects Not to Participate in Haynesville Assets
EXCO Resources, Inc. announced BG Group plc (“BG Group”) has elected not to acquire 50% of the recently acquired producing and undeveloped oil and gas assets in the Haynesville shale formation (“Hayn...

Projects and Work Interests

Cabot Operations in Haynesville/Bossier Shale
Cabot is expanding its Haynesville/Bossier Shale exploitation effort on its acreage positions in East Texas. It controls 63,000 gross, 33,000 net, acres in the Haynesville play.
Encana Operations in Haynesville and Bossier Shales
EnCana works on the Mid Bossier formation, and the Haynesville Shale of the same acreage, which is located in Sabine area (San Augustine, Shelby, Sabine Counties) in Texas and Louisiana countries. Oly...
EOG Operations in Haynesville/Bossier Shale
EOG has approximately 183,000 net acres in the Haynesville/Bossier Play on the Texas-Louisiana border. After the company worked in the Haynesville Shale, it started to test out the Bossier Shale, whic...
EXCO Operations in Haynesville/Bossier Shale
EXCO Resources holds approximately 29,600 net acres for the Haynesville and Bossier shales and primary areas of operations in Haynesville/Bossier shale includes DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, Shelby, San A...
Goodrich Petroleum Operations in Haynesville Shale
Haynesville Shale drilling activities are located in six primary leasehold areas in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana as the following:
- Core Haynesville Shale project includes both operated and no...
Matador Operations in Haynesville Shale
Matador targets Haynesville shale, which is located in northwest Louisiana and east Texas, including Bossier, Caddo, DeSoto and Red River Parishes in Louisiana and Harrison, Rusk, Panola and Shelby Co...
QEP Resources Operations in Haynesville Shale (Low)
QEP Energy a subsidiary of QEP Resources, had 50,800 net acres in the core of the Haynesville Shale play, located in the Elm Grove, Woodardville and Thorn Lake areas of Northwest Louisiana. QEP Energy...
Sanchez Energy Operations in Eagle Ford (Maverick Area )
Sanchez Energy owns approximately 28,500 net acres located in Eagle Ford Maverick area, southern Zavala and Frio Counties, Texas. Sanchez has wells in various stages, Horizontal wells, as the followin...
SM Energy Operations in Haynesville Shale ArkLaTex Region
SM Energy had approximately 41,000 net acres across ArkLaTex region with potential for the Haynesville shale, of which 31,000 is located in Shelby and San Augustine Counties in East Texas.
Unit Corporation Operations in Haynesville/Bossier (Low)
Unit Corporation owned 20,066 net acres (36,243 gross acres), which is located in Shelby and Harrison Counties in East Texas, targeting Haynesville/Bossier Shale. Unit Corporation drilled the Smith #1...

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