EXPLORATION Discoveries mount in E. Texas Cotton Valley pinnacle reef play

G. Alan PetzetExploration Editor Where Cotton Valley Reef Wildcatting is Busy [18632 bytes ] Another sizable discovery and more operators are popping up in the expanding East Texas Jurassic Cotton Valley pinnacle reef gas play. Sonat Exploration Co., Houston, reported a large discovery and sizable participation in the play in late April. Sonat and its partners join Marathon Oil Co., which has dominated the play the past few years. Sonat started sales Apr. 21 from the 1 Fountain, a new field discovery in northwestern Leon County between McSwane and Branton gas fields. The discovery flowed at a rate of 30.3 MMcfd of gas with 5,060 psi flowing wellhead pressure. TD is 14,379 ft. Sonat ...

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