XTO & Hunt have gas & oil wells in Web. in the Cotton Valley field. XTO is currently drilling 2 wells east of Cotton Valley, La. One is beside Hwy 160 the other is about a mile north of Hwy 160 on the east side of Dorcheat Bayou. They have drilled several wells and all are producing, none dry. So far they are staying inside the Cotton Valley field. We are about 1 mile from the field. Hoping for a wildcat but we are not leased at this time.
old as dirt,
Have not heard about any "wildcatters" out there. Where do they figure into the play, or, are the small independents considered the "wildcat" players. Drilling to the depths of the shale, seems like that would put alot of small operators completely out of the game.
Shelby, When I referred to wildcat I was talking about a well drilled outside of an established field. I have always been told that is a wildcat well, but I am learning so many things that I thought was true but isn't, so this name may not be correct.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More