Tuscaloosa Marine Shale tight oil unconventional play
The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) is an emerging tight oil resource play located along Mississippi's southern border with Louisiana. The Cretaceous-aged play is the stratigraphic equivalent to the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, although the mineralogy differs considerably. Specifically, the TMS is higher in silica and clay than the Eagle Ford Shale. It is viewed as the source rock for the prolific Tuscaloosa Sands and certain parts of the overlying Austin Chalk Formation. Industry...