ShaleTech: Haynesville-Bossier shale ///

Sand has become an especially hot commodity in the elder Haynesville shale of late, as the few operators still active in the play bank on cyclopean stimulation programs to generate higher production and returns, just as the natural gas market is starting to show a pulse. Together, with the overlying Bossier shale, the predominately dry gas Haynesville, of northern Louisiana and far eastern Texas, has emerged as the poster play in the nationwide trend toward longer laterals and juiced-up completions, with proppant loadings of 3,000 lb/lateral ft or more.

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