ADAMS, JOE B., Louisiana Dept. Conservation, Baton Rouge, La., and FRANK W. HARRISON, JR., Independent and Consulting Geologist, Lafayette, La.

No. 1 Play in U.S.A.—South Louisiana Tuscaloosa Trend, 1975–80

Since the May 31, 1975, discovery of Tuscaloosa production at False River field in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, the Tuscaloosa trend of south-central Louisiana has developed into the most active deep exploratory play in the United States. Drilling activity since the discovery of the False River field has resulted in the additional discovery of 13 Tuscaloosa gas-condensate fields, one Tuscaloosa oil field, three Austin Chalk discoveries, and one Wilcox discovery....

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