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Mainland Resources Inc., Houston, and American Exploration Corp., Calgary, plan to explore for gas in Jurassic Haynesville shale on 13,500 net acres northeast of Natchez in Jefferson County, Miss.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 17
– Mainland Resources Inc., Houston, and American Exploration Corp., Calgary, plan to explore for gas in deep Jurassic Haynesville shale on 13,500 net acres northeast of Natchez in Jefferson County, Miss.

Haynesville shale thickness has similar attributes and is eight times thicker in the project area than in northwestern Louisiana based on engineering analysis of data from a Chevron well drilled on the acreage in the 1980s. The companies have remapped the entire project area with reprocessed seismic data.

Mainland Resources has participated in the drilling and completion of two Haynesville shale wells in DeSoto Parish, La., and expects to complete a third well in a few months.

Mainland Resources will be operator and pay 80% of initial well costs to earn a 51% working interest in the total project area. It was not clear when drilling might start.

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