Wildcat to target Central Texas thrust front

Click here to enlarge imageA group of independents is to drill a wildcat west of the Ouachita thrust belt in central Texas east of an area where several high-flowing wells were gauged in past years.Rodessa Operating Co., Tyler, Tex., is to operate the 9,000-ft test 3 miles south of Tolar in lightly-drilled Hood County. This area is about 35 miles southwest of Fort Worth and just south of shallow Lipan gas field.The 5,000-acre prospect is supported by several thousand acres of 3D seismic data, said consulting geophysicist Michael Hanratty.The well is to spud in late April or May. The 9,000-ft mark is thought deep enough to intersect two main objectives: an upper reef zone and a deeper fr...

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