East Texas Cotton Valley pinnacle reef E&D emerging as hot gas play

Richard Wheatley Associate Managing Editor-News In this colorized 3D seismic cross-section, amplitude dimming can be seen over the top of the reefal anomaly in the 2 Riley Trust. Image provided courtesy of SK Resources Inc. [181493 bytes] Cotton Valley Pinnacle Reef Trend Action [98701 bytes] Operators attach many labels to the intensely competitive upper Jurassic Cotton Valley reef natural gas exploration play in East Texas. An "impact play," a "3D seismic play," "an expensive play," and "a dangerous play" are all terms that accurately assess exploration and drilling under way to tap carbonate platform objectives, most notably pinnacle re...

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