- GeoRef, Copyright 2008, American Geological Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
The first exploration in the Ruston field area that indicated the presence of a structural feature was a reconnaissance surface survey by the Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Company in 1931. This paper, with maps, describes the surface work and the subsequent reflection seismograph surveys conducted by Arkansas-Louisiana Gas Company in the area prior to the discovery of gas in the Cotton Valley formation. A comparison of the results of the surface and seismic work is made with the structure as revealed by present subsurface control.