By REBECCA TORRELLAS, Online Editor Jefferies & Co. Inc. has reported there is a new unconventional spot in southeast Texas that could rival the Eagle Ford. That's the good news. The bad news, according to the company, is that the play comes with challenges. The play has a higher clay content and an under-pressured upper zone which may require an extra string of pipe, according to the company. However, the clay is non-swelling, which makes it less problematic. It also has lower pressure zones, which are also present in the Eagle Ford. Some operators have taken the lead and began targeting the formation despite the challenges. According to the company, Apache Corp., Gastar Exploration and Chesapeake Energy are already working on the play. The Lower Woodbine is located in Madison, Leon, and Grimes counties, just above the Buda lime is an organic rich, laminated sand section that some operators refer to as the "Lower Woodbine," right in between the Eagle Ford and the Haynesville shales. For more information on the Lower Woodbine and other unconventional plays, visit our sister site www.ugcenter.com.
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