Woodford shale play forms up in Oklahoma Anadarko basin

A play for gas-condensate and oil in the fractured Upper Devonian Woodford shale formation is emerging on the Oklahoma side of the Anadarko basin.The Woodford shale, thought of until relatively recently as a source rock, has developed into a considerable gas producing formation in the Arkoma basin on the opposite side of the Nemaha ridge, and production is also emerging in the Ardmore basin.Cimarex Energy Co., Denver, began assembling acreage about 18 months ago to drill the Woodford as a primary objective in the Anadarko. Cimarex said the play holds potentially 1.5 to 2 tcf recoverable to the company. Several other operators are believed to be pursuing or evaluating positions as well.Cim...

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