Assessment of oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Haynesville and Bossier Formations, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016

Open-File Report 2018-1135
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey completed a geology-based assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources in the Haynesville and Bossier Formations of the onshore and State waters portion of the U.S. Gulf Coast region. Haynesville Formation conventional oil and gas production began in the late 1930s, whereas Bossier Formation production began in the early 1970s. Production of continuous gas resources from both formations began in 2006–7. Most of the current activity is focused on natural gas production from Haynesville and Bossier shales using horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing. In 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey assessed technically recoverable mean resources of 4 billion barrels of oil and 304.4 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Haynesville and Bossier Formations of the onshore and State waters portion of the U.S. Gulf Coast region. 

Suggested Citation

Paxton, S.T., 2018, Assessment of oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Haynesville and Bossier Formations, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2018–1135, 13 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20181135.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Assessment of oil and gas resources in the Upper Jurassic Haynesville and Bossier Formations, U.S. Gulf Coast, 2016
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2018-1135
DOI 10.3133/ofr20181135
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description ii, 13 p.
Other Geospatial Upper Jurassic Haynesville and Bossier Formations
Online Only (Y/N) Y