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Haynesville Shale in the United States of America (USA) – Oil and Gas Shale Market Analysis and Outlook to 2025

The Haynesville shale, also known as the Haynesville/Bossier shale, is a prolific dry natural gas shale play situated in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana, in the US. This organic-rich Upper Jurassic age shale is bounded by Cotton Valley group at the top and Smackover formation underneath. The Haynesville shale is spread across 9,000 sq. miles with an average thickness of 200–300 feet. The most productive counties in the Haynesville shale from Louisiana are Caddo, Bienville, Bossier, De Soto, Red River, and Webster. In Texas, Harrison Panola, Shelby, and San Augustine counties are the most active locations for hydrocarbon appraisal and development in this play. The strategic location of the shale near the Gulf of Mexico makes it one of the most revenue-generating shale plays in the US. The petrochemical complexes and LNG export facilities around this shale formation help in rapid ‘spud-to-sale’ cycle time, thus, making it more attractive to investors.


The report analyses crude oil and natural gas appraisal and production activities in the Haynesville shale in US. The scope of the report includes:

Comprehensive analysis of crude oil and natural gas historical production and outlook during 2018-25

Detailed information of impact on well development, permits and deals against the backdrop of the COVID–19 pandemic

In-depth information of well productivity and well completion parameters across the Haynesville shale

Analysis of net acreage of top companies, planned capital expenditure as well as crude oil and natural gas reserves and production stats in this shale play

Up-to-date information on major mergers and acquisitions across the Haynesville shale from 2019 to 2021

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Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into the Haynesville shale in the US

Plan your strategies based on economic viability and expected developments in the Haynesville shale.

Keep yourself informed of the latest M&A activity across the Haynesville shale

Identify opportunities and challenges across the Haynesville shale

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Overview 5

1.1 Haynesville Shale, Recent Developments and Trends 5

2. Haynesville Shale, Introduction 7

2.1 Haynesville Shale, Formation Overview 7

3. Haynesville Shale, Production and Activity Overview 8

3.1 Haynesville Shale, Production Analysis, 2018–2020 8

3.2 Haynesville Shale, Production Outlook, 2021–2025 11

3.3 Haynesville Shale, Drilling Activity 12

3.4 Well profile 15

4. Haynesville Shale, Competitive Benchmarking 17

4.1 Haynesville Shale, Major Companies with Prominent Presence, 2021 17

4.2 Haynesville Shale, Financial Standings of Major Companies 19

4.3 Haynesville Shale, Operational Performance of Leading Operators 20

4.4 Haynesville Shale, Completion Parameters, 2019-21 21

4.5 Haynesville Shale, Plans of Major Companies 25

4.6 Haynesville Shale, Cost Trends, November 2021 26

5. Haynesville Shale, Associated Infrastructure 27

5.1 Pipelines 27

5.2 LNG Terminals 30

6. Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Haynesville Shale, 2019–2021 32

6.1 Overview of M&A Activity 32

6.2 Major Acquisitions 32

7. Appendix 35

7.1 Abbreviations 35

7.2 Methodology 35

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List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Haynesville Shale, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production by State, 2018–2020 8

Table 2: Haynesville Shale, Net Acreage by Company, 2021 17

Table 3: Haynesville Shale, Reserves and Production by Major Companies, 2021 18

Table 4: Haynesville Shale, Financial Standings of Major Companies, Q3 2021 19

Table 5: Haynesville Shale, Operational Performance of Leading Operators, January 2020 – November 2021 20

Table 6: Haynesville Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major Companies, 2020-21 ($M) 25

Table 7: Haynesville Shale, Reserves and Production by Major Companies, 2021 28

Table 8: Haynesville Shale, LNG Terminals, November 2021 31

Table 9: Haynesville Shale, Major Deals by Oil and Gas Companies, 2019-21 33

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Total Production in Haynesville Shale, 2018–2021 5

Figure 2: Rig count in Haynesville Shale, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) future prices, 2019–2021 6

Figure 3: Haynesville Shale, Crude Oil Production by County (mbd), 2018–2020 9

Figure 4: Haynesville Shale, Natural Gas Production by County (mmcfd), 2018–2020 10

Figure 5: Haynesville Shale, Production Outlook, 2021 – 2025 11

Figure 6: Haynesville Shale, Number of Well Permits by County, January 2019 to November 2021 13

Figure 7: Haynesville Shale, Well Permits by Key Operators, January 2019 to November 2021 14

Figure 8: Haynesville Shale, Well Profile for Crude Oil Production 15

Figure 9: Haynesville Shale, Well Profile for Natural Gas Production 16

Figure 10: Haynesville Shale, Proppant Mass (million lbs.) vs Lateral Length (ft) 21

Figure 11: Haynesville Shale, Average Peak Natural Gas Production vs Lateral Length (ft) Quartile 22

Figure 12: Haynesville Shale, Peak Total Production vs Lateral Length, 2019-2021 23

Figure 13: Haynesville Shale, Total EUR vs Lateral Length, 2019-2021 24

Figure 14: Haynesville Shale, Major Companies by Well Costs ($ m), September 2021 26

Figure 15: Haynesville Shale, Major Active Crude Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines by Capacity, November 2021 28


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