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  • The Woodford shale gas play is divided into two sections based on the location of the shale in Oklahoma. The Woodford Central is located in the Ardmore Basin and Woodford Western is located in the Arkoma Basin.
  • In 2010, USGS conducted an assessment of the Woodford shale in the Arkoma Basin. They estimated that the total undiscovered resource is between 6,065 and 14,036 Bcf, with a mean of 10,068 Bcf



  • The Woodford Western ranges from 6,000 to 13,000 feet deep with a thickness of 150 feet
  • The Woodford Central has a depth of 5,000 feet


  1. Review of Emerging Resources: U.S. Shale Gas and Shale Oil Plays
  2. Oklahoma Geological Survey
  3. Woodford Shale, A blog dedicated to investment opportunities in the Woodford Shale

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