US Shales

US Shales Exclusives

Methane emissions

The proposal requires operators to find and repair leaks, capture natural gas from the completion of hydraulically fracked wells, lower emissions from new and modified pneumatic pumps and reduce emissions from equipment such as compressors and pneumatic controllers.

downhole, enhanced, completions, horizontal, dry gas, shale

The activity increase in the Cotton Valley play, where higher bottomhole pressures are encouraging use of crosslink gels, has offset declines in the Barnett and Fayetteville shales.

dry gas, shale, basins, drilling, rigs, fracking, Haynesville, Barnett, Fayetteville, horizontal

Demand for drilling services remains flat and at extremely low levels in dry gas basins, including the Haynesville, Barnett and Fayetteville. Horizontal work in the Fayetteville fell to zero briefly in August.