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The Barnett shale formation is a rock formation that is
located deep below the earth’s surface in Texas. It was discovered by a group of
wildcatters in the 1950's, and in the 1980's some great technological advancement
helped oil drilling companies to be able to extract natural gas resources from
the Barnett Combo. The Barnett Shale Formation has been referred to as the
largest area for natural gas resources in the United States at this time, explains Brian Alfaro, President of Alfaro Oil and Gas. There
are some geologists who believe that this location is home to nearly 5 trillion
feet of natural gas while others think that it could possibly hold up to 30
trillion cubic feet of the natural resource.
Over the years this location has been the subject of using
new types of drilling technology. This versatile form of technology can use
various fracking or hydraulic fracturing techniques to drill horizontally
inside of the earth so that more access to natural gas will be granted. The
Barnett Shale is very unique because it was the first major operation used to
extract gas from shale bed rock in the United States.
Horizontal drilling is a fairly new technique that is used
to drill horizontally inside the earth after a vertical drill has been used. Alfaro Oil and Gas, founded by Brian Alfaro, are active in the Eagle Ford Shale and utilize this technique to drill into the shale formation.
Fracking techniques are used to fracture shale rock in order for natural
resources like natural gas and crude oil to be released. If more sites like the
Barnett combo are located, then that would mean more natural gas resources
would be available to the residents of the United States. If this were the
case then we would no longer have to be so dependent on foreign countries in
order to get our crude oil and natural gas resources from them. We would have
more than enough of a supply here in the United States to take care of the
demand that the residents here would need.
It has been estimated that the Barnett Combo is more than at
least 6,000 feet deep and is very thick. So thick, in fact, that you would have
to fracture the shale in stages in order to get all of resources out of the
area. A Horizontal well would run you anywhere between 2 and 3 million and the
Barnett Shale location have a chance to one day be able to produce up to 3 to 4
billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Thisnot only means that we could stop being so dependent on crude oil and
start using natural gas as an alternate fuel source, but we could also stop
being so dependent on foreign countries and the hold they have over our fuel
supply as well as our government. These are just a few of the reasons that shale exploration is so important, notes Brian Alfaro.
The use of fuel has a strong hold on nearly everything. It
affects our economy in more ways than one and can have a dramatic effect on how
we deal with our neighboring countries. Future developments of the Barnett
Shale area could be very tricky as the Dallas and Fort Worth areas are becoming
very heavily populated which means there will be less open space left for