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NORTH AMERICAN NATURAL GAS DYNAMICS: SHALE GAS PLAYS IN NORTH AMERICAN - A REVIEW

North American Natural Gas Dynamics: Shale Gas Plays in North American - A Review

Study Released February 17, 2011

CERI Study 123 - Part I

This purpose of this study is to review shale gas plays in North America, their geological differences, the players involved and future potential of various basins. This study explores the questions of where, who and when versus the what, how and why. Many people are familiar with several, if not all, of the big five shale plays in North America–the Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Marcellus and Woodford Shales. However, while these plays are basking in the media, there are many other plays that are far less known—that may end up being more productive than the aforementioned. Exploring other less well-known but potentially prolific shale gas plays in North America, this study will also discuss briefly regulatory and environmental issues regarding the development of shale gas.

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