Producing Natural Gas from the Fayetteville Shale

Finding and producing natural gas from the Fayetteville Shale is a multi-step process.

The process of finding and producing natural gas from the Fayetteville Shale can be described as a series of discrete steps and processes. Each major step is shown below. Click on any of the boxes for additional information about that step.

Natural gas production flow diagram. Gaining Access to the Resource Searching for Natural Gas Site Preparation Drilling Well Preparation Well Production and Water Management Sending Gas to Market Well Closure

Other information on this website regarding technologies and practices that can minimize environmental impacts and regulatory requirements follows the same process steps. Users can navigate and access information in two ways:

  1. Start at the main technology/practices page or the main regulatory page. Each includes a flowchart of the steps shown above and enables links to technology/practices and regulatory requirements for each step.

  2. Start at the main page for each step in the process, which in turn links to technology/practices and regulatory pages for each step.
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