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Producing Gas from Shales

A rock as tight as a table top, the Barnett Shale has become the most prolific gas reservoir in Texas and the largest active natural gas play in the United States. Exploration in this play is truly cutting edge, pioneering stimulation technology that will undoubtedly lead to new shale gas production throughout the world.
This article appeared in Vol. 4, No. 2 - 2007

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