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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 72 (1988)

Issue: 10B. (October Part B)

First Page: 41

Last Page: 45

Title: Oil and Gas Developments in Arkansas, North Louisiana, and East Texas in 1987

Author(s): Curtis R. Chapman (2), John A. Kwang (3), Alfred E. Wright (4)


The level of drilling in Arkansas, north Louisiana, and east Texas (Committee on Statistics of Drilling Districts 1, 24, and 9, respectively) continued in 1987 the downward trend that started in 1986. Levels of exploratory drilling held steady in north Louisiana and Arkansas while continuing to decrease in east Texas. Success rates for exploratory drilling in all 3 areas continued to be above historic norms, although north Louisiana and east Texas had decreases from 1986 levels. Development drilling showed a significant decrease during 1987 compared with 1986 for all 3 areas, with north Louisiana showing the greatest decrease.

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