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Wolfberry Play - Permian Basin


Wolfberry Play - Permian Basin

The Wolfberry is a combination play of Wolfcamp Shale (interbedded shale and sandstone) and Spraberry Sandstone with shale/mudstone and limestone intervals.  Since other plays (formation specific) have been more prominent both above and below the Wolfberry - the Wolfberry Play is used to describe the Play in total (all potential and known producing formations).

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Comment by Rock Man on July 29, 2017 at 10:11pm

A simple thing to remember about any O&G trap - you need both reservoir and pore space (even nano pores) to hold the O&G but you also need a source to fill those pore spaces.

Horizontals and frac'ing can unleash trapped O&G is super low perm rock ("shales"), but that approach in rock with no active charge / source of O&G will only get a little bit of heavy oil and lots of water (and lose tons of $$$).

Just calling it as I see it based on almost 40 years in the O&G field - including a considerable amount of time in the Permian Basin as well as chasing these unconventional reservoirs

Comment by Ralpr on July 29, 2017 at 10:05pm

Highly recommend buying Scott's book about the Wolfberry geologic characteristics and properties.

Comment by Rock Man on March 23, 2017 at 3:13pm

Most of Gaines County activity to tied to shallow San Andre drilling and development. Check Tx RRC for the latest activity and updates on new wells and completion


Comment by JBM on March 23, 2017 at 3:08pm

Any knowledge of activity, say around Gaines Co, at this time?

Comment by Richard Pruitt on January 2, 2017 at 4:16pm

Mr. Rogers you need to go under market place on the forum to lease your minerals instead of in the groups.

Comment by Willard rogers on January 2, 2017 at 2:54pm

Good Morning,

we have 240 acres in DAWSON county to lease, it is block 35 section 2 T4N, there are four of us, we are not interested in selling only leasing. if you have any questions please e-mail me on here or at marc.rogers33@yahoo.com thank you have a happy new year!

Comment by Rock Man on April 29, 2016 at 9:28am

From those directions, that is a good and active area. Companies like XTO and RSP Permian are actively drilling there as are RP Petroleum. I believe that Energen is also active in the area and Pioneer and Crownquest are drilling just north of the area you describe.

These are all horizontal drilling operations and active - even in today's lower price environment. So the operators' internal economics must be pretty good

Comment by Kevin Hantle on April 29, 2016 at 4:54am

Our acreage is located 10 miles straight west of Garden City and 4 miles south of Dewey Lake.  Thanks, Rock Man.

Comment by Rock Man on April 28, 2016 at 7:16pm

As to your Glasscock County acreage, not all areas are created equal due to the variations in the subsurface geology.  This will definitely impact any lease offers you may receive. Where are your minerals located (e.g. with respect to Garden City)?

Comment by Clint Liles on April 24, 2016 at 11:10am


You might want to join the Glasscock County Group.   Go to the top of the Main page and click on Groups and then click on Counties and go from there.

Clint Liles


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