Cotton Valley Tight Gas

Cotten Valley Tight Gas Description ImageThe Cotton Valley subsurface formation is a tight gas play in Northeast Texas and Northwest Louisiana located just above the Haynesville/Bossier Shale.  It is Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous in origin and consists of sandstone, limestone, and shale. The depth of the Cotton Valley formation is roughly 7,800 to 10,000 feet. Although it is mainly a natural gas play, some oil has been produced in parts of the Cotton Valley.

Some of the more active producers in the Cotton Valley are Petrohawk Energy, Goodrich Petroleum, Exco Resources, Forest Oil, XTO Energy (now part of ExxonMobil), Questar, Penn Virginia, Cabot Oil & Gas, Devon Energy, and El Paso Corp.

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Cotton Valley News

SandRidge Energy appoints executive vice-president

Jun 14, 2011

SandRidge Energy Inc., Oklahoma City, appointed David C. Lawler to executive vice-president, operations.

EXCO-BG ramps up Haynesville gas output

Mar 1, 2010 EXCO Resources Inc. has hiked gross production to 340 MMcfd in its Haynesville shale 50-50 joint venture with BG Group PLC and has begun horizontal drilling in the Marcellus shale.

Special Report: GAS SHALE—1: Seven plays dominate North America activity

Sep 28, 2009 Seven shale plays dominate today's North America natural gas potential reserves additions and production increases.

Firm plans work on four blocks in Ecuador

Apr 20, 2009 Ecuador’s state-owned Petroamazonas, a subsidiary of national oil company Petroecuador that operates oil assets previously owned by Occidental Petroleum Corp., expects to develop oil fields on four oil blocks this year.

Emphasis on urban areas affects drilling in Ohio

Mar 9, 2009 Effective Sept. 16, 2004, a law went into effect that gives the Division of Mineral Resources Management sole authority in Ohio to regulate the permitting, locating, drilling, and operating of oil and gas wells and production facilities.

UNCONVENTIONAL GAS-5: Rising drilling, stimulation costs pressure economics

Oct 15, 2007 The sharp recent rise in well drilling and particularly well stimulation costs has led to the concern that much of the US unconventional gas resource may be becoming uneconomic.

UNCONVENTIONAL GAS-1: Reserves, production grew greatly during last decade

Sep 3, 2007 From an emerging resource 1 decade ago, and a mostly overlooked resource 2 decades ago, unconventional gas is now a core business of many large independent producers and a growing number of the major oil and gas companies.

East Texas Deep Bossier gas deliveries expanding

Apr 16, 2007 The East Texas Deep Bossier gas play is growing fast with some of the country’s highest-delivering wells and a lot of room to grow.

OGJ Newsletter

Mar 19, 2007

COMPANY NEWS: Statoil, Norsk Hydro to merge in $30 billion deal

Jan 1, 2007 The boards of Norway’s Statoil ASA and Norsk Hydro ASA have agreed to merge their oil and gas operations in a deal valued at about $30 billion, creating the world’s largest offshore operator.

US onshore industry bustles with high prices, decline legacy

May 12, 2003 Relatively high gas and oil prices are exerting more punch into US onshore exploration and development.

GMX Resources maintains focus on finding natural gas in core areas

Oct 21, 2002 GMX Resources Inc. will base its future growth on maintaining a focus on exploration and development of natural gas in its core areas of operation, according to Ken Kenworthy Jr., chairman, president, and CEO.

XTO picks Lower 48 onshore gas as 'the better way to go'

Oct 21, 2002 XTO Energy Inc., Fort Worth, Tex., is an acquisition and development firm that decided in the late 1990s that its best chance for success was exploitation of natural gas properties, primarily in the Lower 48.

OGJ Newsletter

Jul 1, 2002 As anticipated, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided last week to keep its current oil production quota through September. OPEC members called for cooperation from other producers in curbing crude supplies "to minimize price volatility and maintain market stability."

Search for gas in Triassic reefs progresses in northern Israel

Feb 18, 2002 A private independent is exploring what it calls a significant Triassic reef trend in northern Israel.
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