Burlington presses East Texas Deep Bossier gas play

Drilling activity is brisk in the East Texas Deep Bossier gas play north of Bryan, Tex., and is poised to get even busier in 2006.Burlington Resources Inc., Houston, producing a net 115 MMcfed and running 4 drilling rigs in the play in early November, acquired the assets of an undisclosed private co-owner partner in and around Savell field in Robertson County.Burlington said it recently drilled three new field discovery wells in nearby areas but gave no details.Meanwhile, Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, acquired 19.9% of another Deep Bossier participant, Gastar Exploration Ltd., Houston (OGJ Online, June 30, 2005). The purchase includes a 33% interest in Gastar’s Hilltop pro...

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