Exploring Shale Plays Online

Rh New Tool For Exploring Shale Plays Online
A view of the interactive online portal. Credit: Bureau of Economic Geology.

An interactive online portal created by the Bureau of Economic Geology is providing a comprehensive look into studies and maps of U.S. shale gas and tight oil plays.

The portal was launched by the bureau’s Tight Oil Resource Assessment (TORA) consortium and offers play-wide and granular mapping of the country’s nine major shale gas and tight oil plays, highlighting the areas of highest productivity, in-place resources, and technically recoverable resources. The mapping is based on a robust workflow that characterizes the subsurface and incorporates economic analysis, including profitability-driven future activities.

A limited version of the portal is available to the public, with TORA member organizations having access to the full content of the basin and play content.

Access the portal at maps.beg.utexas.edu/toraportal

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