Deeper wildcatting under way in two New Mexico areas

The volume of E&P activity in the San Juan basin overshadows its maturity.Deeper exploration is far from dead in northwestern New Mexico. A group led by Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Co., Houston, is conducting an exploration program aimed at Pennsylvanian zones deeper than most production in the San Juan basin.Far to the southeast, an independent drilling its second rank wildcat is determined to find gas in Cretaceous, which produces almost all of the gaseous hydrocarbons in the San Juan basin. It plans to deepen a wildcat to 15,000 ft at a site southwest of Albuquerque in the Albuquerque basin.Pennsylvanian programThe Burlington group is pressing efforts to discover deep produc...

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