Undrilled Hunton awaits bit on deep Elk City, Okla., uplift

The Elk City anticline is perhaps the largest structure in the deep Anadarko basin without a test well to the Siluro-Devonian Hunton formation.This could soon change as a Houston company has proposed a 3D seismic survey that would include the uplift and nearby lands.Based on Northeast Mayfield Hunton field, a smaller but similar structure 15 miles west where ultimate recoveries are expected to range up to 113 bcf/well, Elk City offers the promise of being the largest deep gas reservoir in the state and possibly in the Mid-Continent Region.Elk City’s gas recovery potential is estimated at more than 1 tcf in the Hunton alone, and deeper zones could double this volume.Elk City producti...

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