AUSTIN CHALK PLAY KEEPS SETTING LIVELY PACE

Horizontal drilling continues to pay off for operators in the Cretaceous Austin chalk trend, which stretches across much of South Texas. In the latest developments: Clayton W. Williams Jr. Inc., Midland, Tex., completed its 17th horizontal well in Pearsall field of Frio County and its fourth in Giddings field of Burleson County. Having acquired more than 120,000 net acres in the Pearsall field area, the company plans to drill 107 more wells through 1991. It operates five rigs in the field and

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