Fort Worth basin operator to add Barnett shale infill wells, reserves

An independent producer plans to develop more gas in Mississippian-Devonian Barnett shale in the Fort Worth basin. The Texas Railroad Commission approved field rule amendments that will allow increased well density in the formation. Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. said the rules permit it to drill wells in Newark East field on as little as 40 acre spacing. Mitchell expects that as many as 100 wells with a combined 80 bcf of estimated net gas reserves will be added to the proved undeveloped category. The new locations bring total undeveloped well locations to about 200 for the field. Mitchell has identified another 100 probable locations that may be added in the future. The fiel...

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