Bossier Shale

The Bossier Shale is located in East Texas. The Bossier Shale has a thickness of around 180 ft and is located above the Haynesville Shale. The Bossier Shale is known in the oil and gas industry as one of the “tight” sand plays. To date, relatively small amounts of actual well data are available.

Bossier Shale Companies

Significant producers within the Bossier shale are:

  • Anadarko Petroleum
  • Berry Petroleum
  • Cabot Oil and Gas
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Comstock Resources
  • Cubic Energy
  • Devon Energy
  • El Paso Corp.
  • EnCana Corp.
  • EOG Resources
  • EXCO Resources
  • Forest Oil
  • GMX Resources
  • Goodrich Petroleum
  • Noble Energy
  • Penn Virginia
  • Petrohawk
  • Plains Exploration and Production
  • Questar Corp.
  • Shell Western
  • SM Energy
  • St. Mary Land & Exploration
  • XTO Energy

Bossier Shale Geology

The Bossier Shale is an over pressurized geological formation found at depths of 12,000 to 15,000 feet. The productive zone is located in the upper 500 to 600 ft of the shale.

Bossier Shale Location

The Bossier Shale is located in the following counties of Texas:

  • Harrison County TX
  • Marion County TX
  • Nacagdoches County TX
  • Panola County TX
  • Rusk County TX
  • Shelby County TX

Additional Reading

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

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