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Cotton Valley Formation
United States


Location  Northeast Texas & Northwest Louisiana
Assessment Year  2006
Reserves  29.81 million barrels of oil, 605.03 bcf of gas, and 19.00 million barrels of natural gas liquids.
Formation Details  The Cotton Valley formation is a tight gas play located above the Haynesville/Bossier Shale. It is Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous in origin and consists of sandstone, limestone, and shale. The depth of the Cotton Valley formation is roughly 7,800 to 10,000 feet. Although it is mainly a natural gas play, some oil has been produced in parts of the Cotton Valley.

Projects and Work Interests

Forest Oil Operations in Cotton Valley
Forest oil holds approximately 163,000 gross acres (123,000 net) in the North Louisiana and East Texas area, where the cotton valley formation exist.
Goodrich Petroleum Operations in Cotton Valley
Goodrich targets the Cotton Valley formation located in DeSoto and Caddo Parishes, in Louisiana and Rusk, Panola, Angelina, Nacogdoches and Smith Counties, East Texas as the following:
- Beckville ar...
Penn Virginia Corp Operations in Cotton Valley
PVA had approximately 45,000 net acres primarily in Harrison and Panola Counties, Texas in the horizontal Cotton Valley and the Haynesville Shale plays. PVA operates in this play and has WI ranging fr...

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