Appalachian basin’s Devonian: more than a ‘new Barnett shale’

Recent reports on the successful development of Devonian organic shale reservoirs in southwestern Pennsylvanian and adjacent West Virginia have raised the speculation about this reservoir.Both the nonindustry media and investment brokers and money managers have recently promoted the notion that the Appalachian Devonian is the “new Barnett Shale.” The purpose of this article is to refute this claim and to explain why development of the Devonian holds potential beyond that seen in the highly successful Barnett shale.Geologic settingThe Catskill Delta of the northern Appalachian basin is composed of a complex of predeltaic and deltaic sedimentary rocks of Devonian age.Lower Devon...

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