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Natchitoches Parish

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XTO BIRDWELL 22H AND POWELL 15H INITIAL PRODUCTION 7 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jan 9.

Black Lake Field -- When Will the Leases End? 45 Replies

Started by Henry. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jan 14, 2016.

XTO BLANKENSHIP COMPLETION 36 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jul 23, 2015.

XTO APPLIES FOR TWO HOSSTON UNITS IN SAN MIGUEL FIELD 15 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Dec 10, 2014.

PETRO-CHEM WILCOX PERMIT IN S28-6N-4W. 1 Reply

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jan 18, 2014.

Pipeline infrastructure 3 Replies

Started by MKM. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jun 18, 2013.

Gone baby gone 2 Replies

Started by MKM. Last reply by MKM Sep 20, 2012.

Lease offers in and around the Ashland Field by what operators? 3 Replies

Started by GoshDarn. Last reply by GoshDarn Jul 1, 2012.

First XTO (ExxonMobil) Haynesville Units in Natchitoches Parish (8/4/10) 145 Replies

Started by Les B. Last reply by Pine Knot Apr 26, 2012.

Powell Well 3 Replies

Started by Roy Posey. Last reply by Les B Mar 30, 2012.

XTO FAYE BINNING 17H IP

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Mar 25, 2012.

Limited activity Natch. Parish 15 Replies

Started by JRCFarms. Last reply by Tom Foster Mar 23, 2012.

NINE NEW CHESAPEAKE HA UNITS IN THE ASHLAND FIELD, NATCHITOCHES PARISH 44 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Marc Stepman Mar 9, 2012.

Chesapeake Permits 1st Haynesville Shale Well in T13N-R7W (6/8/10) 78 Replies

Started by Les B. Last reply by Marc Stepman Mar 9, 2012.

XTO HAYNESVILLE WELLS IN SAN MIGUEL CREEK FIELD 8 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Les B Feb 27, 2012.

NW Qtr of SE Qtr of Sec. 4, Township 13 North-Range 7 West 6 Replies

Started by Dee Johnson. Last reply by GoshDarn Feb 21, 2012.

Natchitoches Parish Eagle Ford Shale Oil 63 Replies

Started by Shaye. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Dec 17, 2011.

T11N R10W section 20 4 Replies

Started by Bill. Last reply by Bill Dec 8, 2011.

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Comment by MKM on August 27, 2013 at 5:27pm

You are right of coarse. We are lucky to have the land - and the timber meanwhile - and it's been in the family since the late 1800's. You've quite cheered my up! Thank you!

 

Comment by GoshDarn on August 27, 2013 at 5:22pm

MKM:

Many are flying blind, not just you.

The myopia will clear . . . if and when you're ever offered a new lease in the future.  And the closer your land is to the Guin well, the better.  So, like I'm telling my own family, it may take a few years (if we're lucky).

Hey, we've owned the land since the 1800's, and there's been numerous shallow leases come and go over the years. 

The timber ain't goin' nowhere.

Plus, the going price for the land (with its minerals) has now increased in value per all of the O&G speculation.  

Not a bad investment to hold onto, if you ask me.

Just be patient.

   

Comment by MKM on August 27, 2013 at 5:02pm

Thanks GoshDarn. I really appreciate the insight and the information. We were leased with Chesapeake, but they did not renew after the extension ran out. It's like flying blind when you live across the country from LA.

Comment by Dion Warr, CPL on August 27, 2013 at 3:06pm

Group:

Might I suggest taking Ashland commentary to either Dee's 4-13-7 discussion or to an Ashland discussion (there have been a couple of old ones, are start a new one)?

Comment by GoshDarn on August 27, 2013 at 2:54pm

MKM:

Basically, the Ashland unit situation is complicated by the low price of NG and CHK being the operator.  As far as I know, CHK does not have any leasing going on -- presently -- in and around Ashland.  And I just spoke with someone who would know in the last few days.

But it should be noted that the Guin well in 20 13N 7W came in at a very strong IP, as is clearly published on SONRIS:

"COMPLETED 2-22-12; GAS; HAYNESVILLE RA; 21,192 MCFD; 22/64 CHOKE; 63 BWD; 9407# CP; PERFS 13,577-17,732' MD"

And yes, that 21,192 MCFD does make it a very good well on the initial IP.

A very good well that continues to produce at a strong volume.

Note:  This is an Ashland unit well.

Ergo, per that IP and its present production volume, it seems to me that your question: "Is it all over for the Ashland area . . ."

Might best be answered in this way.  If CHK does not flip its Ashland leases to another operator or do a JV deal or a farm-in -- then the possible future leasing in the area could be stalled for the foreseeable future due to the pricing range that NG is hemmed in by.

But still, CHK or another operator could have other reasons to change course based on the stats from this one well.

Also, there has been some "top leasing" or shallow leasing awhile back by other operators in the general vicinity, yet I'm unsure of the status of that leasing.

So, as with those I've advised in my own family with un-leased land in Ashland, I would say it's a waiting game.  New demand in a couple of years for NG, if this does, indeed, materialize . . . could drive renewed leasing.

Or I could be wrong.  It might happen sooner, rather than later.  Few would know except those in CHK's corporate office.

I do advise any and all landowners to check with a good O&G lawyer before a lease is negotiated and/or signed.

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on August 27, 2013 at 2:49pm

The only discernible interest in the Ashland area was by Chesapeake.  They made one good well and then they abandoned the area.  Whether the reason was geologic or dry gas economics, I've never heard anything I would consider reliable.  The Guin well results would likely attract some future interest at higher nat gas prices but only time will tell.  Across the entire basin there is basically no Haynesville Shale exploration at this point only production in proven areas.

Comment by MKM on August 27, 2013 at 10:49am

Thanks Skip. I didn't realize that Natchitoches Parish was so out of the action. Is it all over for the Ashland area then?

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on August 26, 2013 at 10:57am

MKM, I have not heard of recent leasing in Natchitoches Parish by any operator.  EnCana is drilling primarily in Red River Parish with an occasional Sabine Parish permit.  Considering the results of the Haynesville wells to date I would doubt that there is any interest in north Natchitoches unless it would be for some other formation(s).

Comment by MKM on August 26, 2013 at 10:24am

I've read the occasional financial news comments about EnCana deciding to increase activity in the Haynesville shale (2012 to date). Since I don't live in LA currently, it's hard to know what impact, if any, that EnCana is making there. Do those of you who live there see any signs of action? Any indication that EnCana is looking for leases?

Thanks.

Comment by Dee Johnson on January 30, 2012 at 3:21pm

Any news on NE Qtr of the SE Qtr of Section4, Township 13 north, Range 7 West, Natchitoches Parish, LA     ??

 

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