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Annual Energy Outlook 2012

Release Date: June 25, 2012   |  Next Early Release Date: December 5, 2012  |   Report Number: DOE/EIA-0383(2012)

Issues in focus

Table 17. Estimated ultimate recovery for selected shale gas plays in three AEOs (billion cubic feet per well)
  AEO2010 AEO2011 AEO2012
Basin/Play Range Average Range Average Range Average
Appalachian
Marcellus 0.25—0.74 0.49 0.86—4.66 1.62 0.02—7.80 1.56
Utica -- -- -- -- 0.10—2.75 1.13
Arkoma            
Woodford 1.43—4.28 2.85 3.00—5.32 4.06 0.40—4.22 1.97
Fayetteville 0.91—2.73 1.82 0.86—2.99 2.03 0.19—3.22 1.30
Chattanooga -- -- -- -- 0.14—1.94 0.99
Caney -- -- -- -- 0.05—0.66 0.34
TX-LA-MS Salt            
Haynesville/Boosier 2.30—6.89 4.59 1.13—8.65 3.58 0.08—5.76 2.67
Western Gulf            
Eagle Ford 1.10—3.29 2.19 1.73—7.32 2.63 0.41—4.93 2.36
Pearsall -- -- -- -- 0.12—2.91 1.22
Anadarko            
Woodford -- -- 2.65—4.54 3.42 0.68—5.37 2.89