The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation is capturing the attention of energy heavyweights more and more each day. Though some drilling has occurred in the shale play in the past, advancements in drilling technologies, along with the presence of seven billion barrels of oil, have sparked increasing interest in the shale play against a backdrop of rising oil prices and low natural gas prices.

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation, EnCana Corporation, the Devon Energy Corporation and Denbury Resources Inc are some of the main companies carrying out operations in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. Read more here.