This page will be dedicated to details regarding the different United States oil and gas geological formations, including where they are located, how much area they cover, what is being produced, who is operating wells in the area, and other details investors should know before making investment decisions. We hope you find it helpful in your research.
Barnett Shale (Newark, East Field) Formation
Widely accepted as the nation’s largest natural gas formation, the Barnett Shale sits in North Texas and employees over 100,000 Texans. Read more about the Barnett Shale Formation.
Eagle Ford Shale Formation
Abundant in oil, the Eagle Ford Shale covers a huge part of South Texas and is one of the most actively drilled formations in the country. Read more about the Eagle Ford Shale Formation.
Eaglebine / Woodbine Shale Formation
A small play near Austin and Houston, TX, where the Woodbine geological formation meets the Eagle Ford shale formation, the Eaglebine is a recent oil and gas drilling area still being explored. Read more about the Eaglebine (Woodbine) Formation.
Cline Shale (West Texas) Formation
The Cline Shale covers a large area on the eastern shelf of the Permian Basin. It dates back 300 million years and was created when the area was covered by a shale sea. Continue reading for more information regarding the Cline Shale Formation.
Pearsall Shale Formation (South Texas)
A fairly new discovery, the Pearsall Shale Formation in South Texas offers undiscovered potential and exciting new opportunities for drilling operations and interested investors. Learn more about the Pearsall Shale Formation.
Haynesville Shale Formation
Discovered in the ’90s, first drilled in 2008, and now having the most rigs drilling for natural gas out of any US formations, the Haynesville Shale Formation has managed to fly somewhat under the radar. Get up to speed on the Haynesville Shale Formation here.
Bossier Shale Formation
Located in East Texas and Western Louisiana, The Bossier Shale is located above the Haynesville Shale. It is a geological formation that is highly pressurized and delivers large amounts of natural gas when properly treated. Discover more on the Bossier Shale Formation here.