A line from approximately Converse (Hwy 174) due east to Spring Ridge south of Pleasant Hill to the Natchitoches Parish line would define the southern most limit of the current development activity. Anything north of that line will see the possibility of new wells depending on the price of natural gas over the next 12 months.
Let's hope Indigo eventually decides to move further south. There are some very good wells in Sections 30 and 31 of T9 13W.
Kurt, the minerals under lands flooded by the lake are not subject to prescription so they are owned indefinitely until sold or conveyed in some other manner.
There are only 25 HA wells producing from 9N-13W which is a very small number compared to townships further north. The wells that I have reviewed in 9N-13W do not appear to be economic, in other words they never paid out. There is a fair amount of variation in apparent rock quality across the entire township and new well designs and NG prices stable above $3 may make some wells there economic in the future. My comment regarding the southern extent of apparent current develop interest is strictly based on applications for alternate unit wells that I review daily.
Many of the sections of T9 13W have good NG wells.
I know they are building a staging pond right there where 481 makes that sharp turn going to 191. I believe the staging pond is in Sabine. The line is right there somewhere.
That stretch of 481 is on the parish line. 10N - 14W.
Skip, have you heard anything about this pond they are building? I was told it was Indigo's pond and it was going to be a staging pond for water from the lake.
On the pond, no. However it makes sense to source from a pond than directly from the lake. There are a number of fields that are within reasonable proximity; Benson, Pleasant Hill, Converse, San Miguel Bayou, San Miguel Creek. etc.
Does Indigo need any form of state permission to draw large quantities of water from Toledo Mend lake? It is shared with Texas.
The LA Sabine River Authority would issue a permit. They've done so multiple times in the past and it doesn't appear to be much of a process. The energy company or their subcontractor usually gets a short term lease to use private property to access the lake. If the distance is not too great to the staging pond they may install a temporary, above-ground pipeline. If not they will need enough of a footprint to stage tanker trucks and road access into the site.