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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Latest Activity: Nov 11

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LaCour 43 207 Replies

Started by Barbara McGraw Burnett. Last reply by William C. Morrison Sep 18, 2015.

•Marathon Oil Corporation has officially turned the Austin Chalk formation into one of its highest return operations. 1 Reply

Started by John Matherne. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Apr 7, 2015.

In 2014, Marathon Oil turned 22 gross wells online in the Austin Chalk formation. 24 Replies

Started by John Matherne. Last reply by Joe Aldridge Mar 5, 2015.

Austin Chalk in Vernon Parish 51 Replies

Started by Joe Aldridge. Last reply by Joe Aldridge Jan 24, 2015.


Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by William C. Morrison Jan 10, 2015.


Started by Resourceplaya. Last reply by John Matherne Sep 9, 2014.

well in pointe coupee 11 Replies

Started by John M Santamaria. Last reply by Mary Magdalene Donovan Aug 11, 2014.

Interesting post on Pryme's web site 52 Replies

Started by Joe Aldridge. Last reply by Craig Wascom Mar 15, 2014.

Anadarko selling Austin Chalk leases 43 Replies

Started by Craig Wascom. Last reply by William C. Morrison Feb 3, 2014.

Austin Chalk 4 Replies

Started by Jack Rips. Last reply by Jack Rips Aug 5, 2013.

Austin Chalk in Mississippi 4 Replies

Started by Spring Branch,mineral owner. Last reply by Andrew Jul 25, 2013.

Rig up on Cromholt property west of Baker in East Baton Rouge Parish 33 Replies

Started by Joe Aldridge. Last reply by Joe Aldridge May 9, 2013.

Pryme's IP for Rosewood well 38 Replies

Started by Joe Aldridge. Last reply by Steve Apr 25, 2013.

USGS report on Austin Chalk 4 Replies

Started by Abington. Last reply by William C. Morrison Mar 20, 2013.

new well permitted today-vernon parish 8 Replies

Started by david crocket. Last reply by blackjackjackson Mar 6, 2013.

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Comment by William C. Morrison on June 22, 2011 at 9:08am

What about Pointe Coupee Parish.  We have a feeler from Anadarko regarding Lacour Field (or at least it is an undefined field with a Pennington Well on it on Lacour property).  No mention of unit size yet.  Since first conversation lease money went from $150 for three years to $175 plus options for two more years at $75 per year with a royality of 20%.  Now they have added a royality of 25% for below the Austin Chalk (which would be the Tuscaloosa Trend).


We have not signed up yet but probably will do so.  The place has been leased on and off for more than 60 years.  This is the most activity in about 15 years or so,


Once had about four acres in production and did well, then the well sanded over and stop producing.  Now the well is capped and closed off.


Do we know there are minerals down there.  Just waiting for price and technology to get to it.

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on June 20, 2011 at 8:36pm
That sound reasonable to me DIG.  Go for it.  The group title and logo certainly support a Texas/LA. trend.
Comment by DJG on June 20, 2011 at 6:12pm

Wondering if it might be beneficial to have this group cover Austin Chalk in general, and not just AC in Louisiana.   The trend arches all the way from Central Texas Eastward.    Might help to get the membership up on the group and certainly there is much information on the Chalk out of Texas that could prove helpful to those who are in the continuation of the trend into Louisiana.

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on June 20, 2011 at 4:16pm
Forty members?  That's it?  Come on guys we need to get this group up to 100.  Please pass the word.  More participation will bring more information of value to all.
Comment by Lrb2brnot2b on June 15, 2011 at 10:08am
It is good to see Swift Energy take some interest is the area to the south, but I don't see the small mineral owners getting much benefit from it until the elite Washington idiots include Natural Gas and oil produced domestically into a real energy program.  We need to be telling Opec that we are going to produce our own energy at a price far less than they are charging us.  Old Donald Trump had the right idea.  Our message to Washington should be, "Washington  get out of my way, or I will drill you right into the ground"
Comment by charles gaiennie on June 15, 2011 at 9:41am

Anyone think we will have renewed interest in Rapides, Lecompte-Forest Hill area like 1995-96 ? Any comments welcome. Thanks Charles

Comment by Joe Aldridge on April 18, 2011 at 11:16pm


More people will see your post if you post in the threads area. I'll try and repost your comment for you.

Comment by Jamie North on April 18, 2011 at 7:49pm
We have two pieces of property in the Slagle area, Vernon Parish. On the first piece (40 acres) a rep from a company contacted parents by mistake and left message to call if interested. They made contact again on the second piece (25 acres) two weeks ago, different person but same company. They made a tentative offer of 125.00 an acre with 1/5 royalties. This offer was only for the second piece and stated the first piece was in a different area handled by a another rep. Came back and made a lower offer of 100.00 an acre with same royalties. We have not leased. Would like to hear more about the drilling in Vernon. Was it not successful?
Comment by Edward Carroll on April 2, 2011 at 9:03am

Is East Feliciana considered to be in the Austin Chalk and if so is  there any

activity or interest in the area for this?


Comment by Ilona Smith on March 25, 2011 at 10:41am
Hi there. I seem to be having technical issues posting comment at this time. If anyone in this group would like to give me a call my number is (985)687-6308. I would to hear from you! Thanks, Ilona.

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