Fayetteville Exclusives

USGS, study, fracking, water, shale

Researchers find that water volumes for fracking within watersheds across the U.S. range from as little as 2,600 gallons to as much as 9.7 million gallons per well.

Operators entering maintenance mode as E&Ps wait out direction in commodity prices.

Though drilling activity has held up in dry gas basins such as the Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville, rig rates are following the price cuts in oil-dominated markets.

Fayetteville Service Companies

Fayetteville Gross Acreage

Company Net Acreage
Southwestern Energy 914,000
ExxonMobil 505,000
BHP Billiton 467,000
BP 162,333
All Top Acreage Holders