Well production profiles assess Fayetteville shale gas potential

James E. MasonHydrogen Research InstituteFarmingdale, NYWell production profiles for the Fayetteville shale gas play in north-central Arkansas provide estimates of potential ultimate gas recovery from the play.The four well production profiles constructed were:1. Peak month production rates for the first year.2. Total first-year well production rates.3. First-year well production decline rates.4. Inter-annual well production decline rates for the first 4 years.With these profiles, the next step in evaluating the play was construction of an average well to estimate ultimate gas recovery for a 40-year well production life. The average-well profile then was used to project the scale of well ...

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