3D seismic propels Cotton Valley reef play

Richard Wheatley Associate Managing Editor-News Nabors Drilling U.S.A. Inc. Rig 411 is drilling the 1 HL&P in Leon County for American Cometra Inc. Photo by Alan Petzet, Exploration Editor. As part of its East Texas system expansion, Delhi's Aker treatment plant has been upgraded to handle additional Cotton Valley reef output. Photo courtesy of Delhi Gas Pipeline corp. Operators are gaining an edge on the complexities of drilling and completing Cotton Valley reef wells because of 3D seismic technology. East Texas leasing action has been heavy because of the successful wells being drilled, and 3D survey activity continues to build as opera...

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