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Nissa Darbonne
January 1, 2013

At press time, Crosby 12H-1 was under way in Wilkinson County in the southwestern corner of Mississippi, among rolling hills just east of the ancient river and its legendary delta. Goodrich Petroleum Corp., operator with 50% working interest, was just about to finish a targeted 7,300-foot lateral, and the post-completion flow results were highly anticipated.

Yet, frankly, news from every one of these new Tuscaloosa Marine shale wells is anxiously awaited.

Within a year, the area that hadn’t had a new horizontal Tuscaloosa attempt since 2009 now hosts more than ...


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