The Wait Is Over. New Lines Have Been Drawn In The West Texas Sand [2018 DSL Map Analysis And PDF]

As discussed in this Infill Thinking update four months ago, the Texas Comptrollers Office is in the process of re-writing the Texas Conservation Plan for the DSL – a key step in light of the recent petition to list the species as endangered filed by two private environmental groups.

The old “Hibbits Habitat” map with polygons representing “likelihood of occurrence” has been relied upon by the E&P industry for many years. Now the old paradigm is being replaced with a new map.

We have obtained and analyzed a copy of the new map. Here’s what we learned about the new risk paradigm, and the winners and losers from the change…

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