[Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the July 2018 edition of Oil and Gas Investor. Subscribe to the magazine here.]

Is it déjà vu all over again for the Barnett Shale?

No, not the granddaddy of shale plays in the Fort Worth Basin. This new iteration is the overlooked Permian Barnett Shale.

The Permian Basin’s Mississippian and Devonian-era plays are seldom discussed in a room where Permian-aged Wolfcamp, Bone Spring and Spraberry absorb all oxygen. Yet the application of horizontal drilling and slickwater, multistage plug and perf fracks is creating a new economic Mississippian-era resource play, much the way similar completion techniques did in the Fort Worth Basin’s Barnett Shale over a decade ago.

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