Maps are presented to show the accumulated density of exploration by the reflection seismograph and the torsion balance for one hundred fourteen counties and parishes comprising the Gulf Coasts of Texas and Louisiana.The conclusion is drawn that the conspicuous overruns of exploration for these two methods indicated by this survey are a natural consequence of complete surveys for this area by these companies exploring on a coastwide scale. These coastwide coverages represent prospect discovery by the method in question, and are considered to be good practice in view of the probable introduction of new methods of higher finding power.

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