Management at U.S. independent Comstock Resources Inc., which has made its name as a Haynesville Shale natural gas giant, is increasingly bullish on the Bossier formation as part of its strategy.

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Of the 21 wells the Frisco, TX-based company turned to sales in 2Q2021, only two were Bossier wells, management said during the second quarter earnings call last week. Those two wells in Sabine Parish, LA, logged initial production rates of 31 MMcf/d and 32 MMcf/d, higher than any of the other wells.

Comstock is also planning to start drilling two Bossier wells in the coming weeks. Each of those would have 15,000-foot laterals.

CFO Roland Burns said the Bossier acreage is underdeveloped relative to its Haynesville footprint, giving it ample room to pursue higher-return long...