Barnett shaleI enjoyed reading your article, "Drilling expands in Texas' largest gas field" (OGJ, Jan. 19, 2004, p. 45).Chief Oil & Gas is a local Dallas-based operator that is specifically focused on the Barnett shale. In your article, you name Burlington Resources as the No. 2 player, and Burlington even says that on its website, but Chief is actually the No. 2 gas producer in the area—producing over 90 million MMcfd with more than 200 producing wells and a $50 million plus drilling budget in 2003 and a similar budget for 2004.Chief and most of the other smaller operators in the area don't actively pitch the media, but do like to see the story told correctly. We just wante...

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