Interest grows in Mississippi's Upper Jurassic Cotton Valley trend

Stephen D. Champlin Mississippi Office Of Geology Jackson From East Texas, across northern Louisiana, southern Arkansas, and through central and southeastern Mississippi, the Upper Jurassic Cotton Valley Group of the Gulf Coast has long been an important source of oil and gas production. Presently, while the intensely competitive Cotton Valley reef trend boils along in East Texas, Mississippi's Cotton Valley trend is beginning to simmer. Several recent wildcat and new pool discoveries with initial test rates between 500 and 1,000 b/d of oil have heightened interest in the trend. The increased use of 3D seismic is allowing geologists and geophysicists to look hard ...

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