Why Goodrich Petroleum's Shares Popped

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What: Shares of oil and gas company Goodrich Petroleum jumped 19% today after releasing drilling results.

So what: The company announced that its Crosby 12H-1 well in Wilkinson County, Miss., is now producing 1,250 barrels of oil equivalent per day. The shale formation this well is drilled in is up to 3 miles below the earth's surface and may hold 7 billion barrels of oil, a huge potential for Goodrich.


Now what: Goodrich owns 50% of this well along with 25% interests for Encana and Contango Oil & Gas . This is big news because the company's last well in the Tuscaloosa formation wasn't successful. Considering the potential production, I think Goodrich can continue to move higher from here as it continues to explore the region.

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