LOUISIANA HAYNESVILLE SHALE—3 (Conclusion): Operating envelope of Haynesville shale wells' profitability described

Mark J. Kaiser Yunke Yu Louisiana State University Baton Rouge The purpose of this third and final article is to characterize the operating envelope under which Haynesville shale wells are economic and describe the profit space through generalized net present value functional relations. The two defining characteristics of Haynesville shale gas development are the high costs of drilling and completion and the high degree of uncertainty surrounding physical and economic parameters that affect project returns. The significant and pervasive uncertainty surrounding many of the key play attributes has considerable impact on the economic merit of projects. Adverse conditions in completion strat...

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