McAllen Ranch properties yield 1.1 tcf in 40 years

Shell Texas Gulf Coast Resources Co. recently drilled its 100th producing natural gas well on the main McAllen Ranch lease, marking nearly 40 years of development at the historic lower Rio Grande Valley field. Shell Texas Gulf Coast Resources is one of the Shell Continental Cos. This newest well, drilled to offset the McAllen 2 and 3 wells, is part of a program designed to rejuvenate one of the oldest parts of the field. The well was drilled to a depth of 12,700 ft and tested at 10 MMcfd of gas, 106 b/d of condensate, and 90 b/d of water. In 1959, Shell Oil Co. geologists began looking for an extension of the deep Vicksburg gas production that had been discovered at Javelina...

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