Haynesville Shale: News, Map, Videos, Lease and Royalty Information
Haynesville Shale Orientation:
Quote: Louisiana DOE
Quote: Chesapeake Energy
Haynesville Shale News: ShaleBlog.com, a blog tracking news about the Haynesville Shale.
Other Shale Resources
Marcellus Shale: Very similar to the Haynesville. The Marcellus Shale is a new gas resource of the Appalachian Basin.
Barnett Shale: Here's where it all started. The Barnett Shale of Texas was where the hydrofrac and horizontal drilling techniques were first mastered for tight shale reservoirs.
Fayetteville Shale: Another gas shale formation producing in northern Arkansas..
Oil and Gas Jobs
Gas production is mainly in the Haynesville Formation. However, some gas is also produced from the Cotton Valley Group and Smackover Formation.
Questions and Answers About the Haynesville Shale: Answers from the Shreveport Mayor's Office about leases, landmen, signing bonus, royalties and drilling activities.
Louisiana Office of Mineral Resources: Monthly lease information and access to mineral resource records. Historical oil and gas production data. Historical lease and royalty data.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources: Department "news" page.
Economic Impact: Local officials of Shreveport get in touch with counterparts in Fort Worth to find out what they learned from their Barnett Shale experience.
Chesapeake Rig Tour: KSLA video showing a drill rig with details on the horizontal well technique.
Waiting to Sign: Property owners are uniting and holding out for the best deal possible. Their supergroup represents 6000 owners. They have an offer of $27,200 per acre signing bonus plus 26% royalty.
Advice for Property Owners: There are many sources of advice on leasing a natural gas property. This video explores the options that landowners have for advice.
Gas Lease and Royalty
Gas Lease Forum: Knowledge is power when you receive an offer to lease your land. Find out what others are being offered and share advice at this forum.
Natural Gas Lease Database: See how much was paid as a signing bonus to numerous landowners in most counties. Includes transaction date, signing bonus per acre, term of lease, royalty rate and number of acres. Share your information anonymously to help others.
National Association of Royalty Owners: The only national organization representing, solely and without compromise, oil and gas royalty owners interests.
Wellhead Price of Natural Gas: Current and historical price data from the US Energy Information Administration.
Gas Leasing FAQ's: Some of the best questions answered right here.
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Haynesville Shale Map
Drilling activity in the Haynesville Shale has been most active in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto and Webster Parishes, Louisiana plus adjacent areas in southwest Arkansas and east Texas. The Shreveport Times has a well location map for Louisiana.
Estimate Your Royalty
Natural Gas Royalty Estimator: Enter data from your lease agreement and make a few assumptions. Unoffical estimates of your annual royalty payments.
Wellhead Price History
The wellhead price of natural gas changes in response to market and political forces.
The productive potential of the Haynesville Shale was not fully realized until horizontal drilling and hydrofracing technologies were demonstrated in other unconventional shale reservoirs. The hydrofracing process helps liberate gas from the shale and horizontal drilling allows a single well to drain a much larger volume of rock than a traditional vertical well.
Unconventional Gas Technology:A "white paper" by Schlumberger, the well service company. Explains how hydraulic fracturing is used to stimulate production in tight gas shale reservoirs. (large .pdf file)
How Much Water is Needed? Frac jobs require a lot of water. Here's some experience on water needs from the Barnett Shale of Texas..
Interactive Drill Rig: Learn about drill rigs and drilling with this interactive presentation by Dale Energy.