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Woodford Shale

The Woodford Shale is located in Oklahoma. The first production of the Woodford Shale occurred in 1934 in Pottawatomie County. Currently over 130 wells have been drilled in the Woodford Shale. Like in most shale gas plays, Woodford wells were first vertically drilled, then as technology advanced, horizontal wells have become the norm.

Woodford Shale Companies

Significant producers within the Woodford Shale are:

  • Antero Resources
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Cimarex Energy
  • Continental Resources
  • Devon Energy
  • Newfield Exploration
  • Petroquest Energy
  • Range Resources
  • St. Mary Land and Exploration
  • XTO Energy

Woodford Shale Geology

The Woodford Shale is located in the following geologic basins of Oklahoma: Anadarko Shelf, Arbuckle Uplift, Ardmore Basin, Arkoma Basin, and the Ozark Uplift. The shale is found at depths from 7,500 to 8,500 feet, and is generally 50 to 300 feet thick.

Woodford Shale Location

The Woodford Shale is located in the following counties of Oklahoma:

  • Bryan County OK
  • Canadian County OK
  • Carter County OK
  • Coal County OK
  • Garvin County OK
  • Hughes County OK
  • Johnston County OK
  • Marshall County OK
  • Mayes County OK
  • McIntosh County OK
  • Pittsburg County OK
  • Wagoner County OK

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners.

Cash Payment for Your Royalty

If you own a producing royalty in this area and would like to consider a no obligation cash offer for your producing royalties, use this sale inquiry form.