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Cracking the Cline: A New Shale Play Develops in the Permian Basin

Photo courtesy of Apache.
Apache’s pump trucks run a hydraulic fracturing operation at the Deadwood field in Glassrock County, Texas, considered to be the fairway of the developing play. The Cline shale is a prolific, Pennsylvanian-age shale that is found as deep as 9,500 ft and is rich with organic material.

Early in its development, the Cline shale was hyped as the next Eagle Ford or Bakken with more oil and gas than they have combined.

The lofty projections of the Cline shale’s potential, located in west Texas on the eastern side of the Permian Basin, were extrapolated from information presented by Devon Energy to financial analysts in April 2012.

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Cracking the Cline: A New Shale Play Develops in the Permian Basin

Trent Jacobs, JPT Senior Technology Writer

01 November 2013

Volume: 65 | Issue: 11

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