Barnett Shale Gas Field

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  • Country: USA
  • Location: North Texas
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  • Type: Oil / Gas
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  • The Barnett Shale is one of the largest onshore natural gas field in the United States
  • The Barnett shale gas play is located within the Fort Worth and Permian Basins in Texas
  • The productive part of the formation is estimated to stretch from the city of Dallas west and south, covering 5,000 square miles (13,000 kmĀ²)


  • Devon Energy, Chesapeake Energy


  • 2002 - Devon Energy acquired Mitchell Energy
  • 2009 - ENI enters a JV with Quicksilver
  • 2011 - Encana sold its Barnett assets



  1. Review of Emerging Resources: U.S. Shale Gas and Shale Oil Plays
  2. Barnett Shale Information
  3. Devon Energy Hits 1 Tcf Milestone in Barnett Shale
  4. Eni signs with Quicksilver Resources a strategic alliance in US onshore unconventional gas
  5. Chesapeake Energy Corporation Monetizes Certain Barnett Shale Assets
  6. Encana agrees to sell North Texas natural gas assets for US$975 million

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