FIRMS TO DRILL WILDCATS IN VIRGINIA, MARYLAND

G. Alan Petzet Exploration Editor The Taylorsville basin southeast of Washington, D.C., will host more drilling this year. Texaco USA and Eastern Virginia Gas Co. plan to drill two 10,500 ft wildcats along the Potomac River, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. The remote wildcats are an outgrowth of an aggressive leasing and core hole drilling program that Texaco carried out in partnership with Exxon Co., U.S.A. in 1985 and 1986 near the eastern margin of the basin, Petroleum Information

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