Robin Buckner Price Staff Writer The miniboom of exploration and development in the Arkoma basin of Arkansas and Oklahoma continues apace. Spawned by two major gas discoveries within the last 4 years, the Arkoma play has sustained a strong drilling pace in contrast with overall declines in both states. The basin has maintained a fairly steady level of activity during the last 51/2 years, based on the number of applications for permits to drill (APDS) filed. The average number of Arkoma basin APDs filed since the beginning of 1986 has varied only slightly, with a low of 41/month during January-May this year vs....

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