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The Fayetteville Shale, is a black, organic-rich rock of Mississippian age that underlies much of northern Arkansas and adjacent states. It produces natural gas in the central portion of the Arkoma basin. The productive wells penetrate the Fayetteville Shale at depths between a few hundred and 7000 feet below the surface and at elevations of between a few hundred feet above sea level and 7000 feet below sea level. The first wells to produce natural gas from the Fayetteville Shale were traditional vertical wells with low to moderate production rates. However, in the past several years vertical wells have been drilled down to just above the Fayetteville Shale, turned, and drilled horizontally through the rock unit. These horizontal wells intersect large numbers of vertical fractures which bring a flow of gas into the well and drain the surrounding rock. Fractures are also induced by pumping pressurized fluids down the well bore to fracture the rock unit. These additional fractures enhance the permeability of the Fayetteville Shale and allow more efficient gas production.

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Marcellus Shale: Similar to the

Fayetteville. The Marcellus Shale is a new gas resource of the Appalachian Basin. Natural Gas Royalty Estimator: Enter data from your lease agreement and make a few assumptions. Unoffical estimates of your annual royalty payments. Central Fayetteville Shale Map: Well location map for the central, most intense area of the play. This is a large PDF map, by the Arkansas Geological Survey.

Haynesville Shale:

Similar to the Marcellus. This shale has triggered a new natural gas rush in northern Louisiana.

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Barnett Shale:

Here's where it all started. The Barnett Shale of Texas was where the hydrofrac and horizontal drilling techniques were first mastered for tight shale reservoirs.

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Multiple shale plays happening across the United States have triggered an enormous demand for skilled workers and trainees. Fayetteville Shale Well Production Data: Spreadsheets of data listing well-by-well production data. From the State of Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission. Eastern Fayetteville Shale Map: Well locations for the eastern area of the play. PDF map, Arkansas Geological Survey.

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The productive potential of the Fayetteville Shale was not fully realized until horizontal drilling and hydrofracing technologies were demonstrated in other unconventional shale reservoirs. The hydrofracing process helps liberate gas from the shale and horizontal drilling allows a single well to drain a much larger volume of rock than a traditional vertical well.

Western Fayetteville Shale Map: Well locations for the western area of the play. PDF map, Arkansas Geological Survey.

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your lease or whatever you are reading. Fayetteville Shale Structural Contour Map: This map shows the elevation of the top of the Fayetteville Shale for the central portion of the play area. PDF map, Arkansas Geological Survey.

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Unconventional Gas Technology:

A "white paper" by Schlumberger, the well service company. Explains how hydraulic fracturing is used to stimulate production in tight gas shale reservoirs. (large .pdf file)

How Much Water is Needed?

Frac jobs require a lot of water. Here's some experience on water needs from the Barnett Shale of Texas.. The wellhead price of natural gas changes in response to market and political forces.

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