EMCO has been leasing for Aethon in Robertson and Leon Counties, so my guess is that Aethon has decided to follow Comstock into a lease program in Freestone.
Since 8/31/2023, EMCO has recorded 13 lease memos covering more than 3,100 acres. Here’s a map of the surveys containing leased acreage:
Other entities (Comstock, Vanna, Thorp, etc) have leased more than 32,000 acres in Freestone. Here’s a map of their lease area, including the HBP leases that Comstock acquired from Legacy Reserves:
All of this leasing appears to be a continuation of the Lower Bossier/Haynesville play in which Comstock and Aethon have begun to drill wells in Robertson and Leon Counties.