Anadarko's properties in the Southern & Appalachia region are located primarily in Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, and are focused on developing liquids-rich opportunities in shales, tight sands and fractured-reservoir plays. Anadarko holds interest in more than 700,000 net fairway acres in shale plays throughout the Southern region. Anadarko's activities include the liquids-rich Eagleford Shale play in southwest Texas, the East Texas HZ play in the Carthage, Texas area, the Bone Spring and Avalon Shale plays in the Permian Basin of West Texas, the Marcellus Shale dry natural gas play in north-central Pennsylvania, and the Utica Shale play in central Ohio. Anadarko also has active tight-gas and/or fractured-reservoir operations in the Bossier, Haley, Carthage, Chalk and the Hugoton area in southern Kansas.
View Anadarko's quarterly operations report and investor presentations for our most recent activity in the U.S. Southern region.
Anadarko is among the largest producers in the liquids-rich Eagleford Shale in the Maverick Basin. In March 2012, the company announced it had doubled the number of identified drilling locations and increased its estimated net resources to 600-plus million BOE. Anadarko holds approximately 200,000 net acres and a strategic position in this highly economic play. Learn more about the Eagleford Shale in the Operations section of our website.
2013 Eagleford Fact Sheet
Production and development activities at Anadarko's properties in East Texas are concentrated in the Carthage area, and include the East Texas HZ liquids-rich opportunity. With more than 300 million BOE of net resources and 450 identified drilling locations, Anadarko is pioneering this liquids-rich play that includes wells in the Haynesville Shale and Cotton Valley areas. The play offers approximately 35-percent liquids with the majority of acreage held by production.
Anadarko's operations in West Texas are concentrated in the Delaware and Permian Basin where the company is focused on increasing activity in the liquids-rich Bone Spring play and advancing opportunities in the Avalon Shale and Wolfcamp formation.
Bringing our recognized environmental programs and best practices to Pennsylvania, Anadarko holds approximately 760,000 gross acres in the Marcellus Shale. The growth in the Marcellus Shale has brought significant economic activity to the Commonwealth and provides the company with net risked resources of more than 6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent -- equating to a 1 billion barrel field. Learn more about the Marcellus operations in the Marcellus section of our website.
In May 2012, Anadarko and 10 other large producers in the Appalachian Basin announced the creation of the Appalachian Shale Recommended Practices Group (ASRPG). This consortium developed the Recommended Standards and Practices for the Development of Natural Gas and Oil from Appalachian Shales in an effort to promote effective safety, environmental and health practices that are consistent with key recommendations from both the U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board's (SEAB) final report issued in November 2001, and the National Petroleum Council's Prudent Development report issued in September 2011. You can learn more at www.ASRPG.org.
Across Anadarko's operating areas in the U.S. onshore, the company requires that its wells be constructed using multiple layers of steel pipe and cement as a means to protect groundwater. In the Marcellus, Anadarko carries this policy a step further by adding another layer of steel pipe and cement as an added measure of protection. You can read more about the water-management and conservation strategies in place in Pennsylvania in the safeguarding water page of our website, under the U.S. Natural Gas Opportunity section.
2013 Marcellus Fact Sheet