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Hydraulic Fracturing Major Shale Plays

Shale Gas Basin Name
(USGS Assessment Date)
Oil
(million barrels of oil)
Gas
(billion cubic feet gas)
Natural Gas Liquids
(million barrels of natural gas liquids)
Appalachian Basin, 2012 0 mmbo 125418.68 bcfg 3662.13 mmbngl
Michigan Basin, 2004 0 mmbo 7475.02 bcfg 0 mmbngl
Illinois Basin, 2007 0 mmbo 3792.22 bcfg 5.06 mmbngl
Arkoma Basin, 2010 0 mmbo 26670 bcfg 150 mmbngl
Gulf Coast Basin, 2011 0 mmbo 124896 bcfg 2055 mmbngl
Bend Arch-Fort Worth Basin, 2003 0 mmbo 26228.86 bcfg 1049.16 mmbngl
Permian Basin, 2007 0 mmbo 35130 bcfg 759 mmbngl
Anadarko Basin, 2010 0 mmbo 22823 bcfg 274 mmbngl
Denver Basin, 2002 0 mmbo 984.08 bcfg 0 mmbngl
Paradox Basin, 2002 0 mmbo 11020 bcfg 441 mmbngl
Continuous Oil Basin Name
(USGS Assessment Date)
Oil
(million barrels of oil)
Gas
(billion cubic feet gas)
Natural Gas Liquids
(million barrels of natural gas liquids)
Appalachian Basin, 2012 940 mmbo 939 bcfg 9 mmbngl
Gulf Coast Basin, 2011 1732 mmbo 3026 bcfg 140 mmbngl
Permian Basin, 2007 509.93 mmbo 258.36 bcfg 26 mmbngl
Anadarko Basin, 2010 393 mmbo 1963 bcfg 59 mmbngl
Denver Basin, 2002 3983 mmbo 329.55 bcfg 32.95 mmbngl
Paradox Basin, 2012 471 mmbo 398 bcfg 31 mmbngl
Southwestern Wyoming, 2002 103.64 mmbo 62.19 bcfg 3.73 mmbngl
Hanna, Laramie, Shirley Basins, 2005 37.75 mmbo 19.12 bcfg 0 mmbngl
Williston Basin (including the Bakken), 2013 7413 mmbo 6742 bcfg 527 mmbngl
Montana Thrust Belt, 2002 27.85 mmbo 111.41 bcfg 5.57 mmbngl
Tight Gas Basin Name
(USGS Assessment Date)
Oil
(million barrels of oil)
Gas
(billion cubic feet gas)
Natural Gas Liquids
(million barrels of natural gas liquids)
Piedmont, Blue Ridge Thrust Belt, Atlantic Coastal Plain, and New England Provinces, 2011 0 mmbo 3860 bcfg 135 mmbngl
Appalachian Basin, 2002 0 mmbo 51705.76 bcfg 737.5 mmbngl
Gulf Coast Basin, 2011 1732 mmbo 3026 bcfg 140 mmbngl
Arkoma Basin, 2010 0 mmbo 6790 bcfg 0 mmbngl
Permian Basin, 2007 509.93 mmbo 258.36 bcfg 26 mmbngl
San Juan Basin, 2002 0 mmbo 26179.63 bcfg 144.39 mmbngl
Uinta-Piceance Basin, 2002 38.78 mmbo 18892.26 bcfg 37.84 mmbngl
Southwestern Wyoming, 2002 103.84 mmbo 80639.87 bcfg 2504.02 mmbngl
Big Horn Basin, 2008 4.85 mmbo 420.34 bcfg 0.55 mmbngl
Denver Basin, 2002 39.83 mmbo 1424.25 bcfg 43.9 mmbngl
Williston Basin (including the Bakken), 2013 7413 mmbo 6742 bcfg 527 mmbngl
Montana Thrust Belt, 2002 27.85 mmbo 111.41 bcfg 5.57 mmbngl
Eastern Oregon-Washington, XXX 0 mmbo 2121.98 bcfg 9.20 mmbngl
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