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One of the most active operators in the Cretaceous Austin chalk trend in Louisiana is pressing operations there.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, is directing attention to the chalk from East Texas as far east as Livingston Parish in southeast Louisiana. It also plans to begin evaluating the deeper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa in some of its wells.
The company, a veteran of Austin chalk horizontal drilling in Texas, only recently established its first production from the formation in Louisiana (OGJ, Apr. 29, 1996, p. 15).
Chesapeake's aggressive Louisiana program is directed at exploratory and development locations. It had three rigs running in the play in …