EXPLORATION BASICS LED TO CHALKLEY GAS FIND

Gilbert E. Klefstad Transco Exploration Co. Houston A potential giant gas field was discovered in 1989 in the very mature exploration province of South Louisiana by Transco Exploration Partners (TXP) and Exxon Co., U.S.A. The West Chalkley prospect is located in Cameron Parish, La., and is productive in Upper Oligocene Miogypsinoides sands. The discovery is in the same producing trend as prolific South Lake Arthur field, where Miogyp sands have reserves of about 1 tcf.

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