New York Devonian black shale: A Barnett-like play in waiting

Since the inception of oil and gas exploration in New York, geologists have speculated on the potential of the fractured Upper and Middle Devonian shale/siltstone of the Appalachian basin. Click here to enlarge imageLimited historic data and the complexity of fractured reservoirs have inhibited the development of reservoirs in this pay, although numerous shows of oil and natural gas have been reported. Direct Geochemical and Pyron Consulting decided to apply integrated exploration technology methodology to this problem.In a project co-funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Direct Geochemical and Pyron Consulting completed a study of Genegantslet...

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