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The Boonesville Bend gas field is one of the largest in North Texas, more than 470 wells producing from an area of approximately 450 square miles, predominantly in Wise County, at the north end of the Fort Worth basin. A thin Cretaceous cover unconformably is underlain by Mississippian limestone which in turn is underlain by the Ellenburger dolomite. The Boonesville pay produces from stratigraphic traps in highly variable lenses of fine- to coarse-grained, well cemented to porous sandstones and fine, poorly sorted conglomerates. The field is producing 5 billion cubic feet of gas per month. Total ultimate recovery is estimated at one trillion cubic feet of gas. The boundaries of the fields are fairly well defined and drilling of inside locations will be the principal futur development in the field.
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