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U.S. Dry Shale Gas Production (May 2016)

Emanuel Martin

The total production of dry shale gas in the United States in the month of May 2016 was 43,101 Bcf per day being the main producing fields Marcellus with 17,03Bcf/d, Eagle Ford with 4,57Bcf/d, Utica with 3,583Bcf/d, Haynesville with 3.53bcf/d and Barnett with 3,19Bcf/d according to the monthly report submitted by the EIA. These five shale plays produce 74% of the total shale gas production in the U.S.

U.S. Shale gas production May 2016, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Utica, Haynesville, Barnett, EIA, Allaboutshale.com, Emanuel Martin

U.S. Historical Production of Dry Shale Gas:

The historical production of shale gas in the United States had a smooth beginning with a practically stable production during the first years. The increase in the gas price between the years 2005 to 2008 resulted in an increase of the drilling of new wells, this produced the sustained growth in the gas production making duplicate it of 4,221Bcf/d (2007) to 8,78Bcf/d in just two years. From the year 2009 the production growth was more aggressive reaching a maximum production of 44,14Bcf/d in February 2016 from which it started to decline slightly in the following months as a result of the strong disinvestment produced since the year 2015 in drilling of new wells.

U.S. Shale gas production 2000-2016, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Utica, Haynesville, Barnett, EIA, Allaboutshale.com, Emanuel Martin

Historical Production of Shale Gas by Play:

Marcellus

Marcellus Shale Gas Play is the biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the West Virginia and Pennsylvania States (Active Area) and there were 19 companies working in 2008 in the play .The average EUR is 3,5Bcfe/well and the average well cost ranging from $3 to $4 million dollars. The large-scale field development began in January 2010 from which it has maintained a sustained growth reaching a current production of 17.03Bcf/day in May of this year.

Marcellus Shale gas production 2000-2016, EIA, Emanuel Martin, allaboutshale" title="Marcellus shale gas production

Eagle Ford

Eagle Ford Shale Gas Play is the second biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Texas State and there were more than 11 companies working in the play in 2008.The average EUR is 5,5Bcfe/well (dry gas) and the average well cost ranging from $4 to $6,5 million dollars. The large-scale development of the play began in January 2011 from which it had a sustained growth reaching a maximum production of 5.15Bcf/d in October 2015 and since this month it started to decline having a current production of 4,57Bcf/d in May of this year.

The Eagle Ford Shale Gas Play is the second biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Texas State

Utica

Utica Shale Gas Play is the third biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia States and there were 23 companies working in the play in 2014.The average EUR is 15Bcf per well or 2,8Bcf per 1000 feet of lateral, the average well cost is around $30 million dollars and the companies are trying to reduce it to $15 million dollars per well. The field development began in 2011 from which it has maintained a sustained growth reaching a current production of 3,58Bcf/day in May of this year.

The Utica Shale Gas Play is the third biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia States and there were 23 companies working in the play in 2014.

Haynesville

Haynesville Shale Gas Play is the fourth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Texas and Louisiana states and there were 24 companies working in the play in 2008.The average EUR is 6,5Bcfe/well (dry gas) and the average well cost ranging from $7 to $9 million dollars. The large-scale field development began in 2008 from which it had a sustained growth reaching a maximum production of 7,2Bcf/d in January 2012 and since this month it started to decline having a current production of 3,53Bcf/d in May of this year.

Haynesville Shale Gas Play is the fourth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Texas and Louisiana states and there were 24 companies working in the play in 2008.

Barnett

Barnett Shale Gas Play is the fifth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the Texas State and there were 10 companies working in the play in 2008.The average EUR is 1,6Bcfe/well and the average well cost ranging from $1,6 to $3,7 million dollars. The development of the field has maintained a sustained growth reaching a maximum production of 5.01Bcf/d in November 2011 from which it started to decline having a current production of 3,19Bcf/d in May of this year.

Barnett Shale Gas Play is the fifth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the Texas State.

Fayetteville

Fayetteville Shale Gas Play is the sixth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Arkansa State and there were 9 companies working in the play in 2008.The average EUR is 1,15Bcfe/well in the Western and 2,25 Bcfe/well in Central Faytteville. The average well cost ranging from $1,75 to $3,05 million dollars. The large-scale field development began in September 2007 from which it had a sustained growth reaching a maximum production of 2,90Bcf/d in November 2012 and since this month it started to decline having a current production of 2,14Bcf/d in May of this year.

Fayetteville Shale Gas Play is the sixth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Arkansa State.

Woodford

Woodford Shale Gas Play is the seventh biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Oklahoma State and there were 13 companies working in the play in 2008.The average EUR is 4,0Bcfe/well in the Western and 1,0Bcfe/well in the Central Woodford. The average well cost ranging from $6 to $7 million dollars in the Western and between $4,6 to $8 million dollars in the Central W.  The large-scale field development began in 2007 from which it has maintained a sustained growth reaching a current production of 1,99Bcf/day in May of this year.

Woodford Shale Gas Play is the seventh biggest shale gas producer in the U.S. It’s located in the Oklahoma State.

Bakken

Bakken Shale Gas Play is the eighth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the North Dakota State. The average EUR are between 0,02Bcfe/well and 0,16Bcfe/well. The large-scale field development began in 2010 from which it has maintained a sustained growth reaching a current production of 1,01Bcf/day in May of this year.

Bakken Shale Gas Play is the eighth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the North Dakota State. The average EUR are between 0,02Bcfe/well and 0,16Bcfe/well.

Antrim

Antrim Shale Gas Play is the ninth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the Michigan State and there were 4 companies working in the play in 2008.The average EUR is 0,28Bcfe/well and the average well cost is ranging from $0,3 to $0,5 million dollars. Its production has been decreasing steadily since the year 2000 with a current production of 0.23bcf/d in May of this year.

Antrim Shale Gas Play is the ninth biggest shale gas producer in the U.S.. It’s located in the Michigan State

U.S. Shale Gas Production per Month and Play.

U.S. Shale gas production per month and play, EIA, Emanuel Martin, allaboutshale.com

AUTHOR: Emanuel Martin, Petroleum Engineer.

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www.eia.gov

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