Barnett shale rising star in Fort Worth basin

EMERGING U.S. GAS RESOURCES-5 Vello A. Kuuskraa, George Koperna Advanced Resources International Inc. Arlington, Va. James W. SchmokerJohn C. Quinn U.S. Geological SurveyDenver The Mississippian-age Barnett shale of the Fort Worth basin, North Texas, has emerged as a new and active natural gas play. Natural gas production from the Barnett shale at Newark East field in Denton and Wise counties, Tex., has reached 80 MMcfd from more than 300 wells. However, very little publicly available information exists on resource potential and actual well performance. The U.S. Geological Survey 1995 National Assessment of U.S. Oil and Gas Resources1 categorized...

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