The top company in Texas’ birthplace of shale exits for $770m

A Devon Energy flex-drilling rig reaches the blue sky Tuesday, June 10, 2008, near Denton. The company's hosts operations in the Barnett Shale, which is the largest natural gas play in Texas; and second on the boom in natural gas shale operations in the U.S. ( Kevin Fujii / Chronicle )
A Devon Energy flex-drilling rig reaches the blue sky Tuesday, June 10, 2008, near Denton. The company's hosts operations in the Barnett Shale, which is the largest natural gas play in Texas; and second on the boom in natural gas shale operations in the U.S. ( Kevin Fujii / Chronicle )

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