Haynesville Shale Archives
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources releases study on initial economic impact of Haynesville Shale
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources has released a study on the initial economic impact of natural gas exploration in the Haynesville Shale indicating several billion dollars generated by the activity in the area.
DNR Secretary Scott Angelle applauds industry move to conserve ground water in Haynesville Shale area
Natural gas exploration companies working in the area of the Haynesville Shale natural gas formation are continuing to find alternatives to ground water for hydraulic fracturing operations – as evidenced by a recent agreement between a top-five Haynesville Shale operator and a local paper mill.
Office of Conservation reinforces that domestic water well owners must notify before selling water for industrial purposes
The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation has issued a memo to oil and gas operators working in the Haynesville Shale area to enlist their aid in ensuring water drawn from domestic water wells is not used for industrial purposes, such as the hydraulic fracturing of shale formations, without proper notification to the state.
The oil and gas industry has quickly begun to respond to the Louisiana Office of Conservation’s recently implemented changes in reporting requirements for water use for drilling operations requiring hydraulic fracturing.
State Office of Conservation developing new rules to cut demand on fresh water for drilling activity
The Louisiana Office of Conservation is developing new rules allowing for the limited re-use of waste water from oil and natural gas exploration and production operations for drilling operations in the Haynesville Shale area.