Black Warrior Knox gas production on growth trend in Mississippi

05/21/2001
The Black Warrior basin in Mississippi has the potential for significant gas reserves in Cambro-Ordovician rocks. Evidence for this potential has been accumulating through the years as occasional wells tested the sequence.Before considering this potential here, we briefly develop a case using the larger context of the authors' national experience in these rocks.Ordovician playsThe Ellenburger-Arbuckle plays of West Texas and Oklahoma are clear examples of major reserves associated with fields in these strata. A brief survey of these reservoirs reveals porosity origins from matrix porosity, fractures, karst-developed caverns, and collapse breccia.Production from the Cambro-Ordovician o...
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