Texas drilling company expands its efforts in Oklahoma’s Kingfisher county

The drilling for oil and gas in Kingfisher county, one of the three primary counties that make up Oklahoma’s STACK play is not letting up.  It is increasing.

At least 31 one permits to drill have been issued in the past week to various energy companies to drill in Kingfisher county by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

And 17 of them went to Oklahoma Energy Acquisitions, an energy firm that is a subsidiary of Houston, Texas-based Alta Mesa Holdings LP. Oklahoma Energy is one of the most active of the energy explorers in Kingfisher county and its parent firm makes no apologies. In fact, its website pinpoints the county as its make interest in seeking new oil and gas.

Alta Mesa Resources, a publicly traded independent exploration and production company states that it focuses its efforts on the unconventional oi land natural gas reserves in the eastern portion of the Anadarko Basin referred to as the STACK.

“Alta Mesa has assembled a large, highly contiguous leasehold position, largely in the up-dip, naturally-fractured oil portion of the STACK in eastern Kingfisher County, Oklahoma,” stated the website.

The company stated it has identified “over 4,000 gross horizontal drilling locations, at least half of which it expects to operate.” The locations are in the Osage, Meramec and Oswego formations.