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Haynesville Core shale gas unconventional play

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Report summary

The Haynesville Shale was first assertively publicised by Chesapeake in 2008.  It was quickly developed by operators such as Petrohawk (now BHP Billiton), Encana, EXCO, and Chesapeake.  Activity peaked in 2011. The Haynesville is the second most productive shale gas play in the United States  Only the Marcellus is larger.  Current production from the Tier One Haynesville is 5.12 bcfd, down from its November 2011 high of 6.29 bcfd.  Development drilling in 2012 was down...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
    • Haynesville timeline
    • Haynesville geological characteristics - Tier One and Tier Two
    • Well performance
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
      • The regulatory environments in both Texas and Louisiana are stable and routinely predictable. There have been no new significant pieces of legislation that have inhibited the ability of operators to drill wells in the Haynesville, despite its relative boom in the 2008 to 2010 timeframe. The Louisiana Office of Conservation actually amended its rules in November 2012 to allow for cross unit drilling of wells, allowing companies to drill with the consent of a simple majority of land owners.
    • Land access/permitting
      • Texas
      • Louisiana
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:


  • Haynesville sub-play map showing vertical depth variation
  • Key companies: Image 1
  • Leading operator positions across the Haynesville
  • Economic analysis: Image 1
  • Type well cash flow


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Haynesville reserves and resources build-up
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Geology: Table 1
  • Reserves assumptions
  • Haynesville economic metrics

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