Tuscaloosa marine shale oil play seems ready for liftoff in Mississippi

As the oil and gas industry tries to regain its composure from the latest pricing crisis, many will begin to look for drilling opportunities. Mississippi has a share in what has been reported as a 7 billion bbl recoverable oil play. Click here to enlarge imageThe risk in this play is not in finding oil-the risk is in producing commercial quantities by applying the latest drilling and completion technologies. Wilkinson and Amite counties and part of Pike County appear at this time to hold the most promise in this play in Mississippi (Fig. 1).For many years explorers and drillers have come to expect gas kicks and oil on the pits when they drilled through Tuscaloosa marine shale on the way ...

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