Haynesville Shale Update December 2017

Haynesville | Activity Overview
December 2017

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Here, we present an update on the Haynesville Shale play and explore the reasons as to why the region represents an attractive destination for investment in both the short and long term.

Activity in the Haynesville was impacted more than other plays, as operators focused reduced budgets on liquid rich plays. However, as a dry gas play, well located and well connected to several LNG developments on the South Coast, the outlook for the Haynesville is more optimistic.

The Haynesville Shale (outlined in red above) is primarily a dry natural gas formation that runs through Northwest Louisiana and East Texas at depths between 10,000 and 14,000ft. The Bossier Shale (outlined in green above) is also a productive formation, that lies above the Haynesville formation, although operators commonly refer to the Haynesville/Bossier shale as a collective.

Credit: haynesvilleplay.com

Parts of the Haynesville Shale are overlain by the Cotton Valley Clastic trends and/or underlain by the Lower Smackover Brown Dense. Chesapeake was the first operator to effectively produce the Haynesville in 2008. The Haynesville shale is typically 100 to 350 feet wide.