The Next Best Investment: How Do These U.S. Oil and Gas Shale Plays Rank?

The survey results are in from our energy experts. Permian ranked #1 as the next best investment for oil and gas companies. How did we rank other U.S. shale plays? See below for the complete list:

map of continental united states with multicolored pushpins marking the u.s. shale plays that are the next best investments for oil and gas companies

Overall

  1. Permian
  2. Marcellus
  3. Anadarko-Woodford
  4. Eagle Ford
  5. Haynesville
  6. Utica
  7. Niobrara
  8. Bakken
  9. Granite Wash
  10. Barnett

Oil

  1. Permian
  2. Eagle Ford
  3. Anadarko-Woodford
  4. Niobrara
  5. Bakken
  6. Granite Wash

Gas

  1. Marcellus
  2. Haynesville
  3. Utica
  4. Eagle Ford
  5. Anadarko-Woodford
  6. Barnett