Shale Coverage

The New Albany Shale

Oil and gas industry production history in this diverse play
February 3, 2012
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Wells in the New Albany Shale produce gas and water. This water must be dealt with and treated, which was one problem with past drilling. Until recently, water handling systems were not available to manage and treat this produced water. Today, both in-place and portable systems are available to take care of this problem.

Future production in this shale looks positive, and more information and details can be found in Walser’s article and the report referenced within his article.


“History of Oil and Gas Production in Illinois,”
Durham, Louise S., “Illinois Basin Shale Gets Tech Focus,” AAPG Explorer, March 2010,
Donald K. Lumm, Wayne T. Frankie, Nancy R. Hasenmueller, and Terence Hamilton-Smith, “Illinois Basin Geologic Setting,”
“New Albany Shale,”
“New Albany Shale Gas,”
“Oil & Gas—A Brief Overview of the History of the Petroleum Industry in Indiana,”

Upstream Pumping Solutions, Winter 2012

About the author:

Lori K. Ditoro is the editor of Upstream Pumping Solutions.