Nine new oil-producing areas and one oil- and gas-producing area were discovered in East Texas during 1944. One of the new oil areas produces from the Nacatoch formation; one from the sub-Clarksville zone of the Eagle Ford formation; one from both the Paluxy formation and the Rodessa zone of the lower Glen Rose formation: three others from the Rodessa zone of the lower Glen Rose formation; one from the James limestone (?), a member of the lower Glen Rose formation; and two from the Travis Peak formation. The Eylau field, which produces both oil and gas, provided the first Smackover limestone production for Texas.
Six new producing zones were discovered in older fields. One of the new zones produces only gas: two produce oil and gas: and three produce oil.
The trend toward deeper exploratory drilling continued during 1944, with most of the important tests having the lower Glen Rose, Travis Peak, Cotton Valley, and Smackover formations as their objectives.