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Volume: 56 (1972)

Issue: 7. (July)

First Page: 1281

Last Page: 1288

Title: Developments in Arkansas, North Louisiana, and East Texas in 1971

Author(s): Ernest H. Morrow (2), Gene C. Sigler (3), James B. Ewbank (4)

Abstract:

Drilling activity increased significantly throughout the CSD Districts covered by this report. Total number of wells drilled in Arkansas increased 9.1%, in North Louisiana 33.5%, and in East Texas 6.0%. Exploratory drilling resulted in a success of 12.0% in Arkansas, 10.3% in North Louisiana, and 16.8% in East Texas.

The most important exploration and development activity in South Arkansas was within the Smackover limestone trend. In North Louisiana, drilling for Wilcox (Eocene) production accounted for 59% of the total exploratory wells drilled. Much of the activity centered in the updip shallow gas trend of Caldwell, LaSalle, and Winn Parishes. In East Texas, 4 important discoveries were made in the Smackover limestone and 3 from the Cotton Valley Formation. Cherokee Trace field, Upshur County, where both the Smackover and Cotton Valley are productive, appears to be the largest find during the year.

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