Assessment of undiscovered shale gas and shale oil resources in the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province, North-Central Texas

Fact Sheet 2015-3078
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Abstract

Using a geology-based assessment methodology, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated mean volumes of 53 trillion cubic feet of shale gas, 172 million barrels of shale oil, and 176 million barrels of natural gas liquids in the Barnett Shale of the Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province of Texas.

Suggested Citation

Marra, K.R., Charpentier, R.R., Schenk, C.J., Lewan, M.D., Leathers-Miller, H.M., Klett, T.R., Gaswirth, S.B., Le, P.A., Mercier, T.J., Pitman, J.K., and Tennyson, M.E., 2015, Assessment of undiscovered shale gas and shale oil resources in the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province, north-central Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3078, 2 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153078.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Geologic Summary
  • Assessment Units
  • Resource Summary
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of undiscovered shale gas and shale oil resources in the Mississippian Barnett Shale, Bend Arch–Fort Worth Basin Province, North-Central Texas
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2015-3078
DOI 10.3133/fs20153078
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Texas
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N