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USMR: Major US Shale Plays

Click on the Shale Locations above to see which counties are located within each Shale.

Bakken Shale Location

The Bakken Shale is located in the following Montana counties:
Daniels County, Dawson County, Fallon County, Garfield County, McCone County, Prairie County, Richland County, Roosevelt County, Sheridan County, Valley County,Wibaux County, MT

Bakken Shale Location

The Bakken Shale is located in the following North Dakota counties:
Billings County, Bottineau County, Bowman County, Burke County, Divide County, Dunn County, Golden Valley County, McHenry County, McKenzie County, McLean County, Mountrail County, Renville County, Slope County, Stark County, Ward County, Williams County, ND

Barnett Shale Location

The Barnett Shale is located in the following counties of Texas:
Bosque County, Comanche County, Cooke County, Denton County, Ellis County, Erath County, Hamilton County, Hill County, Hood County, Jack County, Johnson County, Montague County, Palo Pinto County, Parker County, Somervell County, Tarrant County, Wise County, TX

Eagle Ford Shale Location

The Eagle Ford Shale is located in the following South Texas counties:
Atascosa County, Bee County, Dewitt County, Dimmitt County, Frio County, Gonzales County, Karnes County, LaSalle County, Lavaca County, Live Oak County, Maverick County, McMullen County, Webb County, Wilson County.

Haynesville Shale Location

The Haynesville Shale gas field covers and area of approximately 3 million acres located primarily in the following Louisiana parishes:
Bienville Parish, Bossier Parish, Caddo Parish, Desoto Parish, Red River Parish, Sabine Parish Webster Parish, LA

Haynesville Shale Location

The Haynesville Shale covers an area of approximately 3 million acres located primarily in the following counties of Texas:
Gregg County, Harrison County, Marion County, Panola County, Shelby County, Rusk County Upshur County, TX

Marcellus Shale Location

The Marcellus Shale is located in the following counties of Pennsylvania:
Allegheny County, Armstrong County, Beaver County, Bedford County, Blair County, Bradford County, Butler County, Cambria County, Cameron County, Carbon County, Centre County, Clearfield County, Clinton County, Crawford County, Elk County, Fayette County, Forest County, Greene County, Indiana County, Jefferson County, Lawrence County, Luzerne County, McKean County, Mercer County, Pike County, Potter County, Somerset County, Susquehanna County, Tioga County, Venango County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westmoreland County, PA

Niobrara Shale Location

The most active counties in the Niobrara Shale are the following Colorado and Wyoming counties:
Arapahoe County, Morgan County, Weld County, CO
Converse County, Goshen County, Laramie County, Platte County, WY
Other counties in Colorado and Wyoming:
Garfield County CO – Piceance Basin, Jackson County – North Park Basin, Moffat County – Sand Wash Basin, Rout County – Sand Wash Basin, Rio Blanca County– Piceance Basin, CO
Fremont County – Wind River Basin, Natrona County – Wind River Basin, Niobrara County WY

Woodford Shale Location

The Woodford Shale is located in the following counties of Oklahoma:
Bryan County, Canadian County, Carter County, Coal County, Garvin County, Hughes County, Johnston County, Marshall County, Mayes County, McIntosh County, Pittsburg County, Wagoner County, OK

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