Posts Tagged ‘Tuscaloosa Marine Shale’

Texas company sites warehouse/plant in Southeast Mississippi

SUMMIT — A Houston oil-field services company is locating a new facility in Summit that will warehouse and eventually manufacture drilling fluids for oil drillers in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation. Newpark Drilling Fluids officials say the project will create 40 new jobs. Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation is located in southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana. […] [...]

A Q&A with Gov. Phil Bryant — Energy, oil and other things

Gov. Phil Bryant earlier this month delivered a keynote address to oil company executives and others gathered in Houston for the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Summit. Upon his return, the governor’s office agreed to answer a series of questions on the subject of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. Here is the Q&A: Q — Does the governor […] [...]

Texas company buys Tuscaloosa Marine Shale leases

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Comstock Resources is leasing 53,000 acres in Louisiana and Mississippi to look for oil. The company, based in Frisco, Texas, is paying $54.5 million for the leases. They cover parts of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation in Mississippi’s Wilkinson and Amite counties and Louisiana’s East Feliciana and St. Helena parishes. Comstock says […] [...]

After drilling issues, Goodrich pumping oil in Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

WILKINSON COUNTY — Goodrich Petroleum Corporation of Houston, Texas, has completed its CMR-Foster Creek 20-7H-1 well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in Wilkinson County. According to the company, the well was successfully drilled with a 6,200 foot lateral and fracture stimulated with 23 stages but encountered completion issues while drilling out the frac plugs with […] [...]

Department of Environmental Quality developing water sources plan

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is preparing regulations that will govern how oil and gas companies use both surface and below-ground water sources in their water-intensive hydraulic fracturing operations in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale development. What the agency comes up with could determine whether Mississippi ever sees the billions of dollars in economic impact […] [...]

Counties ‘hoping to get it right’ as they await Tuscaloosa Marine shale boom

Folks in Southwest Mississippi may not realize it but boardrooms of oil companies from New York to Odessa, Texas, have their little part of the world in their cross-hairs. Lured by the prospect of extracting billions of barrels of premium oil and gas from a couple miles below ground, the companies are coming to town […] [...]

Fervor grows for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

Mississippi’s leaders expect a parade of oil drillers to converge on the southwest corner of the state and are happy to cover the cost of striking up the marching music. When a potential to fill seven billion barrels awaits, let’s get cracking, they say. So far, state officials are getting the answer they wanted when […] [...]

No timetable for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale drilling

Always alert to the pitfalls of overstatement, economic development executives resist the term “transformative.” They reserve the adjective for developments that have already achieved momentous economic importance or ones that are about to. You can put the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play into the “about to” column, according to Manning McPhillips, chief administrative officer for the […] [...]

Companies exploring new oil resource in SW Mississippi

Companies are now drilling in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play, an “unproven unconventional 7 billion barrel oil resource” spanning central Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi. The total potential of the play — as estimated by the Basin Research Institute at Louisiana State University — would equal the United States’ oil consumption for a year, which was […] [...]

Recent Posts

Polls

How ready is your business for health care reform?

View Results

The MBJ poll should not be considered a scientific one. Results reflect only the opinion of those who participate.

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments