Woodford Shale

Woodford Shale ImageLocated in southeastern Oklahoma, the Woodford shale play has been drilled for about 10 years. Only the Barnett shale in Texas has been producing natural gas longer than the Woodford shale. Devon Energy drilled the first well into the Woodford shale formation in 2005, and since then numerous petroleum companies have acquired acreage and launched their own drilling programs. Current estimates are that the Woodford shale holds approximately 4 tcf of natural gas.

Of the numerous companies drilling in the Woodford shale, Houston-based Newfield Exploration and Oklahoma City-based Devon are the largest producers. Both companies have sold off much of their offshore assets in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere in order to focus their attention on unconventional resources such as the Woodford and other shale plays

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Woodford Shale News

Oklahoma: Anadarko Woodford multiunit well to spud

Oct 7, 2011

Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., plans to spud in November 2011 the first multiunit well in the Anadarko basin Woodford shale play in Oklahoma under the state’s new statute.

Oklahoma: Anadarko Woodford pushed southeast

Aug 5, 2011

A well in Grady County represents a 25-mile southeast extension of the Anadarko basin Cana Woodford horizontal oil play, said Continental Resources Inc., Enid.

Continental extends Cana Woodford to southeast

Aug 4, 2011

Continental Resources Inc., Enid, Okla., posted a 25-mile southeast extension of the Anadarko basin Cana Woodford play with completion of a well in Grady County, Okla.

Poland: Early core results from shales encouraging

Jul 29, 2011

Early core analysis results from shales in the Baltic basin are “cautiously encouraging,” said BNK Petroleum Inc., Camarillo, Calif.

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Dec 27, 2010

Shale gas supply expected to keep US prices low in 2011

Dec 13, 2010 While another year of price distress awaits US producers of natural gas from shale reservoirs, technology has lowered breakeven thresholds of important plays, speakers said at an industry conference in Houston.

Fruitland to Barnett to…

Oct 25, 2010 Have all of the large shale gas and oil fields in the US been found, as one chief executive officer claimed in mid-October?

Opening gas markets

Oct 25, 2010 Suddenly, US producers of oil and gas have to worry about market development.

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Oct 18, 2010

Oklahoma Woodford shale gas plants, gathering change hands

Oct 11, 2010

Cardinal Midstream LLC, Dallas, will pay $268 million to Antero Resources LLC, Denver, for natural gas midstream processing and gathering in eastern Oklahoma’s Arkoma Woodford shale.

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Oct 11, 2010

TransAtlantic pursues Thrace unconventionals

Oct 4, 2010 TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd., Dallas, is in the midst of a push to examine shallow and deep gas potential in conventional and unconventional formations in northwestern Turkey's Thrace basin.

Antero to sell Oklahoma midstream assets

Oct 1, 2010

Antero Resources, Denver, has entered definitive agreements to sell its midstream assets in the Woodford shale area of the Arkoma basin in Oklahoma to affiliates of Cardinal Midstream LLC for $268 million cash.

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