Haynesville relaxes on cheap gas, draw of liquids plays, drill-outs

Mark J. Kaiser Louisiana State University Baton Rouge This article highlights key information about the Haynesville shale play in northwest Louisiana from an OGJ Executive Report. Haynesville production Gas production in Louisiana had been on a steady decline for nearly 4 decades before Haynesville wells were brought on line (Fig. 1). The first wells targeting the Haynesville were drilled in 2007 and within 3 years gas production in the state doubled. In 2011, the Haynesville produced 1.8 tcf gas, and in May 2012 more than 2,000 Haynesville wells were contributing nearly 70% of the state's total gas production (Fig. 2). Over the past 2 years, however, record low gas prices, competition ...

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