Austin Chalk

All things about Austin Chalk in Louisiana: Horizontal drilling, improved seismic testing, and liner casing are offering hope for the deep minerals in the Austin Chalk which runs from Austin, Texas through parts of Louisiana to Biloxi Mississippi.

Location: Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-StLandry-PtCoupee-Florida parishes
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Comment by Rock Man on February 11, 2018 at 8:58pm

Haven't heard anything on the EOG well - you mention gas lift. Where did you hear that?

I would expect EOG would be considering gas lift as an option for artificial lift in this well - although I would have thought that they would consider installing a downhole ESP instead of a gas lift system.

Check my earlier comments on this blog about reasons for decrease in well performance. A well like this will not flow on its own at optimum rates - it will need some help in unloading all the fluid in the wellbore / lateral and producing. This is where artificial lift technology comes into play. A simple rod pump will not move enough fluid to unload this wellbore sufficiently. And setting up either downhole ESP's or gas lift takes time and effort to get things set up correctly. This all impacts rate until things are running smoothly

Comment by Hydrocarbonite on February 11, 2018 at 2:48pm

Anybody heard any news on Eagle Ranch well?  GASLIFT???

Comment by Hydrocarbonite on February 10, 2018 at 6:07am

Any lease details being published for any of the parishes in this group ? 

Comment by William C. Morrison on February 7, 2018 at 3:04pm

Craig, Littleasy is correct, there was a proposed second well to be drilled and it fell through since LaCour #43 turned out poorly.  But there was an existing well with a short lateral at the same location.  I think they have both been abandoned.  I think that was an Anadarko well and it was poorly drilled and set up.  I think the long lateral was not cased and it probably collapsed or something similar.  Could have been a poor frack job, I do know they went back in and did an acid job on it.  We were disappointed as our place is about seven miles as the crow flies from that well.  Any the current lease on our place is held by EOG, in past we had Chesapeake (glad they are out of the picture) and Santa Fe (which eventually turned into Anadarko).  We hope EOG has better technology and can figure out how to get the crude out of the ground.  I would get excited if they did a 3D seismic study in our area but as yet I have not heard anything like that.  I would consider that a necessary precursor to any drilling activity.

Comment by Rock Man on February 7, 2018 at 2:28pm

Highly variable early production as well as steep production decline is to be expected for "unconventional" reservoirs like the AC. The drop off here could tied to multiple issues or a combination of issues:

  • Natural decline in production
  • Well initially flowing and losing pressure and production rate before being shifted to some sort of artificial lift
  • If artificial lift is already installed, problems with that system
  • Problems with gathering system / take away capacity

It is best not to get too concerned with how a well is producing month to month early on - it is the long term trend that is more important.

EOG is looking closely at this too (and obviously knows all the details). Odds are they won't be drilling and completing another well until they get a better idea of the AC production trend and EUR projections from this well

Comment by scout6486 on February 7, 2018 at 10:03am

Any word on the sharp drop off in production from EOG's Eagles Ranch well in Avoyelles? Production reported on SONRIS for the month of October is down 50% from September's production.


11/01/2017 052025 1 622 14192 15394 14436 378 AVOYELLES
10/01/2017 052025 1 453 27609 29029 27440 622 AVOYELLES
09/01/2017 052025 1 0 26896 24024 26443 453 AVOYELLES
Comment by littleasy on February 7, 2018 at 8:43am
Comment by littleasy on January 7, 2018 at 7:04pm
I believe that it was never drilled.
Comment by Craig Wascom on January 7, 2018 at 4:35pm


On that petroquest presentation it shows a second lacour well. I was under the mpression they never drilled that second well. I saw it staked out when I visited way back then but thought that was as far as it went. What do you know about it?

Comment by William C. Morrison on January 7, 2018 at 4:16pm

The Major well was vertical for The Tuscaloosa Trend.  That was a no go, and they backed up and milled a port and went for Austin Chalk.  That also was a no go.   Little more than a mile to the West there was a gas well on the back of Sugar Land Plantation (Joe Baud's Place).  I think the well was a success but stop producing.  Both of those wells were drilled years ago.  Joe Beaud also had a well drilled back in the 1950s and it too was a dry hole,  The Wilbert well was about another mile from Joe Beaud's well, it sanded over and was not reworked.  It produced about two years before it quit.  Today EOG has Joe Beaudand to the west are all leased..

The land owners banded together in the leased as one entity.


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