Bossier play has room to grow, possible limits in East Texas

Petroleum exploration has often depended upon re-found opportunities in mature areas. No province reveals this better than the East Texas basin (ETB), which has undergone several rejuvenations of exploratory activity during the 1980-90s and is now at the turn of the century in the throes of yet another period of discovery and field expansion. Click here to enlarge imageThe current play is centered on gas-bearing, turbiditic sandstones of uppermost Jurassic age along the western flank of the ETB (Fig. 1). These sandstones include several units close to the boundary between the Bossier shale and overlying Cotton Valley sandstone, plus at least two units at greater depths, 400-500 ft below ...

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