EXPLORATION New basins invigorate U.S. gas shales play

01/22/1996
Scott R. Reeves Vello A. KuuskraaAdvanced Resources International Inc.Arlington, Va. David G. HillGas Research Institute Chicago While actually the first and oldest of unconventional gas plays, gas shales have lagged the other main unconventional gas resources-tight gas and coabed methane-in production and proved reserves. Recently, however, with active drilling of the Antrim shales in Michigan and promising results from the Barnett shales of North Texas, this gas play is growing in importance. While once thought of as only an Appalachian basin Devonian-age Ohio shales play and the exclusive domain of regional independents, development of gas shales has expanded to new basins an...
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