Unconventional gas fields gain in US

This sidebar contains summary information on performance of many of the largest gas fields in the US Lower 48 states.The recent production data generally reflect the shift by some operators toward production from unconventional formations such as tight gas sands, shales, and coalbed methane and less involvement with fields that produce from conventional formations (OGJ, Dec. 8, 2003, p. 34).Another trend is the addition in recent years of more large gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico.A number of fields in Alaska produce gas, but it is either reinjected or otherwise unavailable to Lower 48 markets thus far. Click here to enlarge imageThe 2001-02 production data for the more traditional fiel...

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