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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 47 (1963)

Issue: 6. (June)

First Page: 1073

Last Page: 1080

Title: Developments in East Texas in 1962

Author(s): J. M. Ewing (2), R. L. Woodhams (3)


Exploratory and development drilling activity was below that of 1961. 1,240 wells were drilled, or 57 less than in 1961.

Exploratory drilling totaled 322 wells, of which 13.3% were successful. There were 18 new fields discovered and 12 successful field extensions.

Geophysical activity totaled 1,442 crew-weeks, an increase of 518 crew-weeks from the previous year. Core drill activity totaled 11 crew-weeks, 32 less than in 1961. A soil-analysis survey, first initiated in 1962, recorded 6 crew-weeks.

The year's largest lease play centered in the northern half of Nacogdoches County and was initiated by activity in Trawick field.

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