Fayetteville Shale:

One gas play that has benefited significantly from the development methods employed in the Barnett is the Fayetteville Shale of the Arkoma basin in Arkansas. Development of the Fayetteville Shale using enhanced techniques, such as horizontal drilling, began in earnest in 2004. 

The Fayeteville shale holds up to 20 TCF of gas. It also uses significant resources, including an average of 50,000 billion barrels of water per well. Drilling companies utilize private lakes, ponds, wells and recycled flow-back water from previous fracking operations to fulfill this huge demand. Pace provides analytical services to monitor the quality of in-stream water, as well as for the disposal of flow-back water from fracking operations.

Additional available analytical services include the following:

  • Water: wastewater, groundwater, surface water, frac water and drinking water
  • Solids: soil, sludges and sediments
  • Waste: hazardous, non-hazardous and industrial
  • Radiochemistry
  • Air: PM-10, VOCs PAHs and more


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