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I've researched the following most popular United States & Canada Oil and Gas Shale Fields: Antrim Shale  ANWAR Oil Shale - Austin Chalk -  Avalon ShaleBakken Oil Shale - Barnett Shale  - Bossier Shale - Brazil Oil Field - Cardium ShaleChainman ShaleChattanooga Shale - Collingwood Shale - Cumnock Shale - Duvernay Shale -  Eagle Ford Shale - Exshaw ShaleFayetteville Shale - Granite Wash - Green River Basin Oil Shale - Haynesville Shale - Horn River Shale - Huron Shale - Kern County Oil Field - Leonard Shale - Marcellus Shale - Monterey Shale - Montney Shale - Niobrara Shale - Permian Basin - Piceance Basin - Smackover Brown Dense Formation  - Tuscaloosa Marine Shale - Utica Shale Wolfcamp Shale - Woodford Shale - Oil Sands - China Shale - Mineral Rights - Index of Shale

What is Oil Shale? 

Oil Shale is fine grained rock which contains significant amounts of Kerogen.  New drilling technology can extract liquid hydrocarbons. Oil shale requires more processing then crude oil, which is more expensive. Most exploitation of oil shale involves mining followed by shipping elsewhere, after which one can burn it directly to generate electricity, or undertake further processing. The most-often used methods of surface mining are open pit mining and strip mining. These procedures remove most of the overlying material to expose the oil shale deposits, and are practical when the deposits are close to the surface.  The world's largest Oil Shale reserve is located in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah in the Green River Basin Oil Shale Formation.

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What is Shale Gas - Natural Gas from Shale

Shale Gas, natural gas located in shale rock, is located far beneath the earth's surface.  Because shale has insufficient permeability to allow significant fluid flow to a well bore, most shale is not a source of natural gas. Shale gas is one of a number of “unconventional” sources of natural gas; other unconventional sources of natural gas include coalbed methane, tight sandstones, and methane hydrates.

Shale has low matrix permeability, so gas production in commercial quantities requires fractures to provide permeability. Shale gas has been produced for years from shales with natural fractures; the shale gas boom in recent years has been due to modern technology in creating extensive artificial fractures around well bores. Horizontal drilling is often used with shale gas wells.

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