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.

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The resurgence of the Louisiana Austin Chalk 75 Replies

Started by Craig Wascom. Last reply by Bob Zimmerman 15 hours ago.


Started by Resourceplaya. Last reply by John Lann on Monday.

Torrent Oil AC Wells 10 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by William C. Morrison on Sunday.

A Reminder For AC Members 39 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Rock Man Feb 14.

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.

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.

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Comment by littleasy on July 29, 2011 at 1:58pm
Some leasing approx. 16 miles from the LaCour field (Anadarko), near the new John J. Audubon bridge.  In both cases, properties are just down-dip of the Edwards Shelf edge.
Comment by Bob Johnston on July 29, 2011 at 1:42pm
Where in Pointe Coupee are they leasing?
Comment by littleasy on July 29, 2011 at 1:40pm
Yes, BASIN PROPERTIES, INC. (Lafayette, LA).  Leasing "for" Anadarko is the thought.
Comment by Craig Wascom on July 29, 2011 at 12:51pm

Basin Properties in Lafayette

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on July 29, 2011 at 12:48pm
Then we need the full name as there are three companies registered with the state that lease or purchase minerals all with the word, Basin, in the name.
Comment by Craig Wascom on July 29, 2011 at 12:44pm
I would love to see an answer to litteasy's question?
Comment by littleasy on July 29, 2011 at 12:41pm
Does anyone know who is leasing under the name Basin in Pointe Coupee Parish?  Is this both AC and TMS potential?
Comment by Abington on July 19, 2011 at 2:20pm

Project to create 148 new direct jobs, link to Haynesville Shale play

LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Cheniere Energy Chairman and CEO Charif Souki to announce that one of the first natural gas liquefaction facilities in North America will be constructed at Cheniere's Sabine Pass terminal in Cameron Parish. Cheniere's anticipated investment of $6.5 billion will expand its Sabine Pass facilities with one of the largest capital investments in Louisiana history.

The new project anticipates the creation of 148 new jobs and the retention of 77 existing jobs, with a total compensation and benefits package that will exceed an annual average of $100,000. The new jobs would support another 589 indirect jobs in the area, and 3,000 construction jobs are projected at the peak of construction activity. The new Cheniere facility is planned at the Louisiana-Texas border in Cameron Parish to handle the shipment of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from the company's international LNG terminal.

Gov. Jindal said, "Cheniere Energy's construction of one of the country's first liquefaction facilities at the Sabine Pass terminal in Cameron Parish is a huge win for our state. This multibillion-dollar investment will be one of the largest capital investments in the history of Louisiana and will build on our incredible record of job creation projects all across the state. Cheniere's facility will grow our economy, increase natural gas production and become a major exchange in continuing to meet the demand for energy around the world."

Cheniere is expected to utilize the Quality Jobs and Louisiana FastStartTM programs, as well as the Industrial Tax Exemption Program, to support the expansion project.

"The construction of Cheniere's liquefaction project in Cameron Parish will provide key support to Louisiana's economy and natural gas industry, which has been transformed by the development of the Haynesville Shale," said Souki, the Cheniere Energy chairman and CEO. "In only two years, Louisiana's natural gas production has doubled as the Haynesville has grown into one of the most prolific shale plays in the world. Our liquefaction project will provide thousands of jobs in Southwest Louisiana while connecting the state's natural gas industry to global markets, making Louisiana the world's first dual importer and supplier of LNG. We greatly appreciate the support that Cheniere has received from the State of Louisiana and the people of Cameron Parish, who have demonstrated a strong commitment to our Sabine Pass LNG terminal."

Cheniere Energy anticipates construction will begin in early 2012, with hiring of the new permanent jobs beginning in 2014. The company will commence operations at the liquefaction facility in 2015, and the second phase of the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Adding liquefaction capabilities will transform the Sabine Pass terminal into a bi-directional facility capable of exporting LNG in addition to receiving LNG for regasification.

Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret said, "This project is a terrific example of the tremendous secondary economic benefits associated with the Haynesville Shale and other unconventional natural gas plays in our country. We expect to see even more massive capital investment projects associated with the Haynesville Shale announced in Louisiana over the next few years. The economic benefits of historically low, stable natural gas prices in Louisiana have only begun to be realized."

Comment by Craig Wascom on July 11, 2011 at 7:54pm
Comment by Ilona Smith on July 3, 2011 at 4:33pm



After signing a permit for siesmic testing (with Green Bear) several monthes ago all I did was sit back and wait. Well, it looks like the wait is over. Someone came out today to get started.  The company name on the side of his truck said "HELIX".    

He could not find the flags that designated where was to start drilling holes so he said he would be back this afternoon. He said that after he completes this task someone would be out in approx.

3 weeks to start blasting. Looks like Joe was right(as usual) when he

said that this area was heating up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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