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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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

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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

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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

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Austin Chalk in Mississippi 4 Replies

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

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Pryme's IP for Rosewood well 38 Replies

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USGS report on Austin Chalk 4 Replies

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new well permitted today-vernon parish 8 Replies

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Comment by William C. Morrison on December 29, 2011 at 3:04pm

Patience my friend.  We have been waiting since 1983 when the plantation had six or so acres in production.  That well sanded over and was not reworked which leads me to believe that it was poorly drilled.  It was a Tuscaloosa Trend well.  Since then, our land holdings has been leased three times.  Then the price of oil crashed and the dreams of oil went away.  Well the price of oil is back up and the dreams are renewed.  So count your lease money and wait.  Might have to go through this for the next 10 years.

That is why my grand father used to say getting lease money is like finding money in the road.  It is free.  But you never know what will come a long take it back.  Or worse just raise your hopes.  Been there and done that.

Comment by Craig Wascom on December 29, 2011 at 11:26am

Is it my imagination or does movement in the Chalk seem slow compared to the TMS?

Comment by Watt Keller on December 29, 2011 at 8:44am

Tue 10Jan for the Atinum York well (alternate for the old Clark well) Craig. Rumor has it Anadarko is looking at nine new wells but I haven't seen those apps. Haven't heard of any new unit apps though. Everything I've seen has been in existing units.

Comment by Craig Wascom on December 27, 2011 at 1:54pm

Does anybody know of Chalk unit hearings set for the new year?

Comment by Jamesie Babie on October 30, 2011 at 2:39pm
Is anyone aware of drilling in the AC in Karnes County.  I understand that Hilcorp soon to be Marathon may have started, but not sure.
Comment by Watt Keller on September 29, 2011 at 12:21pm
We already have our leases done in St. Landry and Avoyelles Abington. I think Indigo worked theirs as well but I'm not privvy to their negotiations. Really interested to watch Atinum and their Indigo 16. The only well I can remember that was attempted in that SUD was an old Moncrief well that blew out at around 14,000' if memory serves. It might have been a section north now that I think about it. Those old verticals couldn't stand up to that much pressure. Our interests lie in the S Avoyelles/N St. Landry area so I really couldn't hazard a guess as to SE St. Landry. It would stand to reason though.
Comment by Abington on September 29, 2011 at 11:34am
Thanks for the info on the pre-app hearing Watt.  A little tug of war is a good sign. Better to have two companies wanting the area than none at all. Someone told me the courthouse in Avoyelles was still full of landmen as of yesterday, most concentrating on the southeastern area of the parish. Have you heard anything about leasing in St. Landry?
Comment by Abington on September 29, 2011 at 11:31am
Craig, the map at  link indicates the atchafalaya river ar the right side. One of the units overlaps a little into the river basin. That perhaps is why the application states Avoyelles, St. Landry and Pt. Coupee.
Comment by Craig Wascom on September 29, 2011 at 10:02am
The article states some of the units are in Pointe Coupee. Does anyone know where?
Comment by Watt Keller on September 29, 2011 at 9:30am
Interesting Joint (Anadarko & Nelson) Pre-App Hearing on those units Abington. 33 in attendence with several counterplans offered to move the north unit line (Anadarko) further north and east unit lines (Nelson) further east. Nothing settled. Should be an interesting Hearing.

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