Fayetteville Shale Gas Field

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  • Country: USA
  • Location: Arkansas
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  • Type: Oil / Gas
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  • The Fayetteville Shale is a Mississippian-age unconventional gas reservoir located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin, ranging in thickness from 50 to 550 feet and ranging in depth from 1,500 to 6,500 feet.
  • Fayetteville is divided into two main units, Central and Western based on the location of the shale. Fayetteville Central extends from the Arkansas-Oklahoma border to the East of Johnson, Logan and Yell counties. Figure 15 shows the location and area of Fayetteville Central.

Active Companies

  • BHP Billiton


  • 2011 - BHP Billiton acquired large position from Chesapeake Energy



  1. Review of Emerging Resources: U.S. Shale Gas and Shale Oil Plays
  2. BHP Billiton Announces Acquisition Of Chesapeake Energy Corporation's Fayetteville USA, Shale Assets
  3. Petrohawk Energy Corporation Announces Sale of Fayetteville Shale Interests for $650 Million

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