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Palo Duro shale gas unconventional play

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Report summary

The Lower Bend Shales of the Palo Duro Basin gained industry attention in 2003, driven by promising results from the re-entry of a 1950s Granite Wash well.  However, subsequent test drilling in the Palo Duro was discouraging, with wells indicating that the formation is underpressured and areas with high organic content are not continuous.  Both horizontal and vertical wells drilled in the play have been sub-economic. In addition to navigating the challenging geology, operators struggled to...

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  • Palo Duro map - exploratory drilling was confined to Floyd, Briscoe, and Motley counties
  • Position of key companies


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

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