Why Goodrich Petroleum's Shares Popped

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What: Shares of oil and gas company Goodrich Petroleum (NYSE: GDP  ) 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 (NYSE: ECA  ) and Contango Oil & Gas (NYSEMKT: MCF  ) . 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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    GDPAN... Commodities with yield and yield in commodities currencies or the US Pe$o? I remember back in the day when around this time of year I shopped for 14 kt gold jewelry for my wife.

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