By David Wogan
The impact of domestic oil and natural gas production has seen a significant uptick in the past several years. The rush of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in “tight” shale plays around the country is largely responsible for a resurgence of U.S. oil and natural gas production.
But how busy is The Boom?
A useful way to understand just how much the domestic oil and gas boom has grown is to look at maps of drilling locations throughout the country. The following maps come courtesy of Kevin Thuot at energy analytics firm Drilling Info. In the first one, we see the major plays thoughout the United States, including the Bakken in North Dakota, Marcellus in Pennsylvania, the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin plays in Texas, and the Woodford in Oklahoma.
Read more: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2014/03/05/drilling-rigs-are-moving-at-a-furious-pace-a-look-at-the-boom-in-maps/