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“Barnett-Type” Shale Plays; What We Think We Know

J. Michael Party
Wagner & Brown, Ltd.

Shale plays have become the big buzz in the oil & gas industry since Mitchell Energy started developing the Barnett Shale in the Fort Worth Basin. Everyone is looking for the next Barnett Shale play. This talk will focus on the aspects of what makes the Barnett distinctive. We will delve into the characteristics that make the Barnett unique and the things it has in common with other shales. The talk will cover topics from geochemical aspects of the Barnett to its deposition. A comparison of several “Barnett-Type” Shale plays will conclude the talk. These plays will include the Floyd/Neal Shale of the Black Warrior Basin, the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas, the Caney and Woodford Shales in Oklahoma, and the Barnett and Woodford Shale of West Texas.

 

AAPG Search and Discover Article #90065©2007 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Wichita Falls, Texas