Barnett Shale Resources

These web pages have been developed with the goal one-stop-shopping for information regarding the Barnett Shale.

Useful Links
Companies and City/State/Government Websites

Full-Text Presentations and Papers, SPE Papers, Bibliography, Abstracts and Presentations

Resources Available for Purchase

Core Images of Mitchell Energy T.P. Sims #2 well, Wise Co., Texas
This well was originally drilled as a cooperative effort between Mitchell Energy and the Gas Research Institute. The images on this CD are newly made scans of original, large-format photographic positives. The pictures were taken shortly after the core arrived at the Bureau's Core Research Center in 1991. The interval photographed was 7,639 ft–7,755 ft.

Price: $10.00 plus tax and handling. Contact James Donnelly at 512-471-0402 or for more information.

Barnett Shale Thesis: "Petrographic Characterization of the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin, Texas" by Petros Konstantinos Papazis (Summer 2005).
Thesis and Appendices
U.T. Austin Department of Geological Sciences

Price: $5.00 plus shipping and handling. Please submit your request to the U.T. Bureau of Economic Geology Book Store at

For questions, comments, and to add information to this Barnett Shale resource, please contact Sigrid Clift, Texas PTTC Coordinator at (512) 471-0320 or