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Conasauga shale gas unconventional play

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Report summary

The Conasauga Shale is an exploratory play located primarily in the northeast portion of the Black Warrior Basin in northern Alabama. The shale is exceptionally thick in certain places and has a very high gas content (300 bcfe/section). These attractive attributes were the main reason for initial optimism toward the play. The Conasauga has a high clay content and is sensitive to drilling fluids, which causes swelling in the formation and fractures to close. Geologists coined the term...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
    • Technology
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

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This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Conasauga Shale map
  • Position of key companies
  • Type well annual production
  • Type well cash flow


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Conasauga geological characteristics
  • Conasauga reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves assumptions
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis: Table 1

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