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Arkoma-Woodford

Arkoma Woodford Overview: The Arkoma-Woodford may have been one of the first unconventional plays to emerge in the United States, but a “first mover” advantage doesn’t always lead to longer-term success. Read More

Arkoma Woodford Counties: OK: Atoka, Coal, Hughes, McIntosh, Pittsburg Read More

Arkoma Woodford Pipelines (natural gas): Arkoma Connector, CenterPoint Energy, Enogex, Gulf Crossing, Midcontinent Express, NGPL, OGT, Ozark Read More

Arkoma Woodford Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Arkoma Woodford shale. View Table

Bakken Shale

Bakken Overview: The Bakken Shale and the underlying Three Forks formation are both part of the Williston Basin, which spans portions of North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Read More

Bakken Counties: ND: Billings, Burke, Divide, Dunn, McKenzie Read More

Bakken Pipelines (natural gas): Northern Border, WBI Energy Transmission Read More

Bakken Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Bakken play. View Table

Barnett Shale

Barnett Overview: The Barnett Shale is considered to be the "granddaddy" of all U.S. shale plays, as it was the formation in which Mitchell Energy & Development first successfully implemented the technology necessary to unlock shale gas in the early 1990s. Read More

Barnett Counties: TX: Bosque, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Erath Read More

Barnett Pipelines (natural gas): Atmos Pipeline, Crosstex North Texas Pipeline, Energy Transfer, Enterprise Products, Gulf Crossing, NGPL, OkTex Pipeline, Tolar Hub Read More

Barnett Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Barnett shale. View Table

Cana-Woodford

Cana Woodford Overview: The Cana-Woodford (also known as the Anadarko-Woodford) is a liquids rich shale formation that is named after Canadian County, Oklahoma, although the formation underlies several counties in the western half of the state. Read More

Cana Woodford Counties: OK: Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey Read More

Cana Woodford Pipelines (natural gas): CenterPoint Energy, Enogex, NGPL, OGT, OkTex Pipeline, Panhandle Eastern, Southern Star Read More

Cana Woodford Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Cana Woodford shale. View Table

Canada

Horn River, Montney Shale, Duvernay Shale, Frederick Brook Shale

Duvernay Shale

Duvernay Overview: The Duvernay Shale is an emerging oil and liquids-rich formation in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin that is thought to hold 443 Tcf of natural gas, 11.3 billion bbls of NGLs, and 61.7 billion bbls of oil, according to a report released in November 2012 by the Alberta Geological Survey. Read More

Duvernay Provinces: Alberta Read More

Duvernay Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Duvernay Shale. View Table

E&P

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Eagle Ford Shale

Eagle Ford Overview: The Eagle Ford Shale, located in Southern Texas, may only have four years of production history, but it has quickly become one of the hottest resource plays in North America. Read More

Eagle Ford Counties: TX: Atascosa, Bee, DeWitt, Dimmit, Fayette Read More

Eagle Ford Pipelines (natural gas): Eagle Ford Crossover, Energy Transfer, Enterprise Products, Gulf South, HPL, KM Tejas, KM Texas, NGPL, Tennessee, Texas Eastern, Transco Read More

Eagle Ford Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Eagle Ford shale. View Table

Eaglebine

Eaglebine Overview: The Eaglebine is an emerging horizontal oil play in East Texas whose name is a hybrid of the Eagle Ford Shale and the Woodbine sandstone formation. Read More

Eaglebine Counties: TX: Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee Read More

Eaglebine Pipelines (natural gas): Atmos, Energy Transfer, Enterprise Products, Gulf South, KM Tejas, Texas Eastern Read More

Eaglebine Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Eaglebine. View Table

Eastern Canada

Eastern Canada Overview: Alberta & British Columbia dominate oil & gas production in Canada, but the Eastern half of the country is not without its prospects, particularly on the unconventional front. Read More

Eastern Canada Provinces: Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia Read More

Fayetteville Shale

Fayetteville Overview: The Fayetteville Shale is a dry natural gas formation that is located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin. Read More

Fayetteville Counties: AR:Cleburne, Conway, Jackson, Johnson, Faulkner Read More

Fayetteville Pipelines (natural gas): CenterPoint Energy, Fayetteville Express, Mississippi River Transmission, NGPL, Ozark, Texas Eastern Transmission, Texas Gas Transmission, Trunkline Read More

Fayetteville Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Fayetteville shale. View Table

Granite Wash

Granite Wash Overview: According to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Granite Wash (GW) is a liquids-rich tight sands play about 160 miles long and 30 miles wide, covering parts of Western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Read More

Granite Wash Counties: OK: Beckham, Custer, Roger Mills, Washita Read More

Granite Wash Pipelines (natural gas): ANR, CenterPoint Energy, El Paso, Enogex, NGPL, Northern Natural, OGT, Oneok Westex Transmission, Panhandle Eastern, Southern Star, Transwestern Read More

Granite Wash Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Granite Wash. View Table

Green River Basin

Green River Overview: The Green River Basin (GRB) is actually a subset of what the United States Geological Survey calls the Greater Green River Basin, which also includes the Great Divide, Vermillion, and Washakie Basins in Wyoming, and the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado. Read More

Green River Counties: WY: Lincoln, Sublette, Sweetwater, Uinta Read More

Green River Pipelines (natural gas): CIG, Kern River, Northwest Pipeline, Opal Hub, Overland Trail Transmission, Questar, Questar Overthrust, Rockies Express, Ruby, WIC Read More

Green River Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Green River play. View Table

Gulf Coast

Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Eaglebine, Haynesville Shale, Lower Smackover/Brown Dense, Permian Basin, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

Haynesville Shale

Haynesville Overview: The Haynesville Shale is a massive dry natural gas formation in Northwest Louisiana and Eastern Texas that lies at true vertical depths between 10000’-14000’. Read More

Haynesville Counties: TX: Gregg, Harrison, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk Read More

Haynesville Pipelines (natural gas): Acadia Gas Pipeline, Atmos, Carthage Hub, CenterPoint Energy, Enterprise Products, Gulf South, HPL, KM Tejas, Louisiana Intrastate Gas, Mississippi River Transmission, NGPL, RIGS, Southern Natural, Tennessee, Texas Eastern Transmission, Texas Gas Transmission, Tiger Pipeline Read More

Haynesville Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Haynesville/Bossier shale. View Table

Horn River

Horn River Overview: There doesn’t seem to be much question about the potential for natural gas out of the Horn River Basin, Liard Basin, and the Cordova Embayment in Northeast British Columbia. Read More

Horn River Provinces: British Columbia Read More

Horn River Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Horn River basin. View Table

Infrastructure

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Lower Smackover/Brown Dense

Lower Smackover/Brown Dense Overview: The Brown Dense is a potential crude oil play that is a member of the Lower Smackover formation, and is so named because it is a thick, muddy carbonate. Read More

Lower Smackover/Brown Dense Counties: AR: Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Hempstead Read More

Lower Smackover/Brown Dense Pipelines (natural gas): ANR, CenterPoint Energy, Columbia Gulf, Gulf Crossing, Gulf South, Louisiana Intrastate Gas, Midcontinent Express, MidLa, Mississippi River Transmission, Perryville Hub, Southeast Supply Header, Southern Natural, Tennessee, Texas Eastern Transmission, Texas Gas Transmission, Tiger Pipeline, Trunkline Read More

Lower Smackover/Brown Dense Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Lower Smackover/Brown Dense. View Table

M&A

Marcellus

Marcellus Overview: The Marcellus Shale is one of the most prolific shale basins in North America, in terms of both acreage and reserve potential. Read More

Marcellus Counties: PA: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair Read More

Marcellus Pipelines (natural gas): Columbia Gas Transmission, Dominion Transmission, Empire Pipeline, Equitrans, Leidy Hub, Millennium, National Fuel Gas, Tennessee, Texas Eastern Transmission, Transco Read More

Marcellus Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Marcellus play. View Table

Markets

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Mid-Continent

Fayetteville Shale, Granite Wash, Arkoma-Woodford, Cana-Woodford, Oklahoma Liquids Plays, Mississippian Lime

Mississippian Lime

Mississippian Lime Overview: One of the newer resource plays to emerge in the United States, the Mississippian Lime is a carbonate formation that primarily produces oil, and that underlies a large portion of Northern Oklahoma and Kansas. Read More

Mississippian Lime Counties: KS: Barber, Butler, Chase, Chautagua, Clark Read More

Mississippian Lime Pipelines (natural gas): ANR, CenterPoint Energy, Cheyenne Plains, Enbridge KPC, Enogex, NGPL, Northern Natural, OGT, PEPL, Southern Star, Tallgrass Read More

Mississippian Lime Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Mississippian Lime. View Table

Monterey

Monterey Overview: The Monterey Shale, which is primarily a crude oil formation that is located in both onshore and offshore Southern California at depths between 8000’-14000’, has the potential to be massive. Read More

Monterey Counties: CA: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Monterey Read More

Monterey Pipelines (natural gas): PG&E, SoCal Gas Read More

Montney Shale

Montney Overview: The Montney extends from British Columbia into Alberta, and is generally 1700-4000 meters deep. Estimates of gas in place range from 80 to 700 Tcf, according to the National Energy Board of Canada, but the formation is also prospective for oil. Read More

Montney Provinces: Alberta and British Columbia Read More

Montney Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Montney resource play. View Table

Niobrara/Denver-Julesburg Basin

Niobrara DJ Overview: The Niobrara-DJ Basin is a crude oil and liquids rich gas play that is located in Northeast Colorado and Southeast Wyoming. Read More

Niobrara DJ Counties: CO:Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Douglas Read More

Niobrara DJ Pipelines (natural gas): Cheyenne Hub, Cheyenne Plains, CIG, PSCO, Rockies Express, Southern Star, Tallgrass, WIC Read More

Niobrara DJ Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Niobrara play. View Table

Northeast

Marcellus, Utica, Upper Devonian/Huron Shale

Oklahoma Liquids Plays

Oklahoma Liquids Plays Overview: We believe the recent surge in Oklahoma crude oil production is being led by increased drilling in Oklahoma’s various resource plays, which include the Ardmore-Woodford, Cleveland/Tonkawa, Hogshooter, Marmaton, Mississippian Lime, and South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (SCOOP) formations. Read More

Oklahoma Liquids Plays Counties: OK: Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Roger Mills Read More

Oklahoma Liquids Plays Pipelines (natural gas): Enogex, NGPL, OGT Read More

Oklahoma Liquids Play Net Acreage Tables: Two tables detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Oklahoma Liquids Play (both SCOOP and STACK). View SCOOP | View STACK

Paradox Basin

Paradox Overview: Located mostly in Southeastern Utah and Southwestern Colorado, the Paradox Basin has been traditionally known more for its conventional oil & gas production. Read More

Paradox Counties: UT: Emery, Garfield, Grand, San Juan, Wayne Read More

Paradox Pipelines (natural gas): Northwest Pipeline, Southern Trails, TransColorado Read More

Paradox Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Paradox play. View Table

Permian Basin

Permian Overview: What a difference higher crude oil prices can make. One of NGI’s analysts remembers an early 1999 business trip he took to the oil focused Permian Basin. Read More

Permian Counties: TX: Andrews, Borden, Cochran, Coke, Concho Read More

Permian Pipelines (natural gas): Atmos, El Paso, Energy Transfer, Enterprise Texas Pipeline, KM Texas, NGPL, Northern Natural, Oneok Westex Transmission, Transwestern, Waha Hub Read More

Permian Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Permian basin. View Table

Piceance Basin

Piceance Overview: Located in Northwest Colorado, the Piceance (pronounced pee-aunts) Basin is a tight sands formation that lies at depths between 6000’-10000’, and features liquids rich natural gas. Read More

Piceance Counties: CO: Delta, Garfield, Gunnison, Mesa, Moffat Read More

Piceance Pipelines (natural gas): CIG, Northwest Pipeline, Questar, Rockies Express, TransColorado, White River Hub, WIC Read More

Piceance Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Piceance play. View Table

Powder River Basin

Powder River Overview: Traditionally more known for its coal production, the Powder River Basin in Northeast Wyoming and Southeast Montana is making headlines today for its unconventional oil and gas potential. Read More

Powder River Counties: WY: Campbell, Converse, Johnson, Natrona, Niobrara Read More

Powder River Pipelines (natural gas): Bison Pipeline, CIG, Grasslands, KMI-Casper, MIGC, Tallgrass, WBI Energy Transmission, WIC Read More

Powder River Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Powder River play. View Table

Regulatory

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Rockies Express (REX)

Notes:  Prices are taken from NGI's Daily Gas Price Index Cash Market Price table, are calculated by NGI, and include the flow date in the chart title. For more information on our spot market prices, please refer to the footnote to that table. Flow data are expressed in Dths, and are taken from the evening nominations cycle for the gas day in the chart title. Delivery point capacity utilization data are calculated by NGI, and represent daily scheduled quantities divided by operating capacity at each point. For Lebanon and Clarington, which have multiple interconnects, capacity utilization represents total scheduled quantities into all interconnecting pipelines divided by the maximum individual operating capacity among those connecting pipelines.
1Zone 3 E2W pipeline design capacity utilization is daily scheduled quantities into pipeline Segment 390, which is Chandlersville CS to Clarington, divided by the stated 1.8 Bcf/d of east-to-west pipeline design capacity. We believe E2W pipeline design capacity best reflects how "full" Zone 3 is on a particular day.
Note: Total REX east-to-west pipeline design capacity will grow to 2.6 Bcf/d following the completion of the REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project, which is expected to go into service in 4Q16.
2Although REX schedules to 1.8 Bcf/d, confirmation reductions may result in slightly lower confirmed quantities.
3Zone 3 receipt operating capacity is total scheduled quantities into the individual Zone 3 receipt points divided by the total operating capacities of those various receipt points. The collective sum of these scheduled receipt quantities can be somewhat greater than the scheduled volumes into Segment 390. However, the amount of gas that can flow west in Zone 3 is limited by the 1.8 Bcf/d of E2W pipeline design capacity.

Rockies/Other

Bakken Shale, Niobrara/Denver-Julesburg Basin, Monterey, Green River Basin, Paradox Basin, Piceance Basin, Powder River Basin, San Juan Basin, Uinta Basin

Rogersville Shale

Rogersville Shale Overview: Located in a deep sub-basin known as the Rome Trough, the Rogersville Shale is one of six formations in the Conasauga Group, which includes the Pumpkin Valley Shale, Rutledge Limestone, Maryville Limestone, Nolichucky Shale and the Maynardville Limestone. Other shales in the group have tested poorly for hydrocarbons. But there exists a limited body evidence that suggests the Rogersville could be comparable to the Marcellus and Utica Shales Read More

Rover Pipeline

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San Juan Basin

San Juan Overview: The San Juan Basin, which is located primarily in Northwest New Mexico and extends into Southwest Colorado, is a hodgepodge of oil and natural gas production from both conventional and unconventional tight sands, coal bed methane (CBM), and shale formations. Read More

San Juan Counties: NM: McKinley, Rio Arriba, San Juan, Sandoval Read More

San Juan Pipelines (natural gas): El Paso, Northwest Pipeline, Southern Trails, TransColorado, Transwestern Read More

San Juan Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the San Juan play. View Table

Storage

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

Tuscaloosa Marine Overview: Located along the Louisiana/Mississippi border, the TMS is very much in its early innings, and faces a significant amount of assessment drilling and development work in the months ahead. Read More

Tuscaloosa Marine Counties: LA:Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Catahoula, Concordia Read More

Tuscaloosa Marine Pipelines (natural gas): ANR, Columbia Gulf, Florida Gas Transmission, Gulf South, Kinder Morgan Louisiana, Louisiana Intrastate Gas, Pine Prairie Energy Hub, Southern Natural, Tennessee, Texas Eastern Transmission, Texas Gas Transmission, Transco, Trunkline Read More

Tuscaloosa Marine Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Tuscaloosa Marine. View Table

Uinta Basin

Uinta Overview: Much like the Permian basin in West Texas, the Uinta Basin in Northeast Utah, which began producing natural gas and oil in commercial volumes in 1925 and 1949, respectively, has experienced a rebirth in recent years. Read More

Uinta Counties: UT: Carbon, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Uintah Read More

Uinta Pipelines (natural gas): Kern River, Northwest Pipeline, Questar, WIC Read More

Uinta Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Uinta play. View Table

Upper Devonian/Huron Shale

Upper Devonian/Huron Overview: The Upper Devonian Shale (UD), which lies just above the Marcellus Shale (the Marcellus is part of the Middle Devonian formation), has the potential to contribute meaningfully to the already burgeoning supply growth in the Appalachia region as well. Read More

Upper Devonian/Huron Counties: KY: Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott Read More

Upper Devonian/Huron Pipelines (natural gas): Columbia Gas Transmission, Dominion Transmission, Empire Pipeline, Equitrans, Leidy Hub, Millennium, National Fuel Gas, Tennessee, Texas Eastern Transmission, Transco Read More

Utica

Utica Overview: The Utica Shale is a massive formation that lies beneath portions of Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia. Read More

Utica Counties: OH: Ashland, Ashtabula, Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana Read More

Utica Pipelines (natural gas): Clarington Hub, Cobra Pipeline, Columbia Gas Transmission, Dominion Transmission, East Ohio Gas, Rockies Express, Tennessee, Texas Eastern Read More

Utica Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Utica play. View Table