The next era of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Play appears to be "officially" started. Devon Energy has filed for their first Tuscaloosa Marine Shale unit. The proposed 720 acre unit is located in East Feliciana Parish, LA just east of the town of Ethel. Based on the location, it appears that Devon is "going deep" early in the play. Based on information from the existing well in the proposed unit, the base of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale occurs at an average measured depth of 14,900' across the proposed unit. With the addition of a lateral wellbore of 5280', the potential total measured depth of the 1st well could be up to 20,380'.
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