I am wondering if there are specific reasons most of Natchitoches Parish has been left out of the leasing/drilling as seen in Sabine parish our neighbor to the west? I've been told bottom hole temperature, is too great for the directional equipment to see where its going.
I am looking for comfermation, or any other reasons.
JRC, the southern portion of the Haynesville/Bossier Shale play trends in a northeast/southwest direction. So northern Sabine Parish may be more similar in charcteristics to Red River Parish. Also, as you stated, the Haynesville/Bossier Shale becomes deeper (and higher in pressure and temperature) to the southeast into Natchitoches Parish making drilling and completions more challenging.
Finally, in some some areas as you move south the amount of faulting increases which presents more issues.
So what is your opinion of the Powhatten area? I believe north 10-8 area. Seems to be right on the fringe. I believe there is a lot of gas but to challenging until ng prices go up. What is your take?
I love reading your post on here and appreciate your expert opinion. Thanks
Les B, in the Natchitoches Parish Eagle Ford Shale Oil thread, you posted the following comment about a well that was permitted in 8N-8W for the Eagle Ford, but which ended up being drilled apparently solely for the purpose of interrupting prescription:
That is a provocative comment and it seems more companies would be rushing to this more southerly area to determine the geology, not for purposes of extracting dry gas, but for potential oil. Do you anticipate ramped up interest in the near future for this area?
Well CCG Veritas has completely left the area, They were doing most of the seismic work and had a large building in Natchitiches leased. They have packed up and are gone, also we never saw any seismic activity in southern Natchitoches Parish.
I havent heard of any other company doing this type of work in the area.
Now where would someone get info on fault lines in our area southern Natchitoches Sec. 69 T7N-R6W, Sec. 4 T6N-R6W So its looking like pretty much there's no interest in this area.
A post in another thread states this seismic shoot in 10N-10W was to be completed by January 1. Is anyone hearing any information yet regarding the findings? Depending upon what is revealed, the results may either ramp up leasing activity in the southeasterly corner or end further expansion of the Haynesville in that direction altogether.
Southern Natchitoches Parish landowners should take heart, as it may be discovered that area overlies the Louisiana Eagle Ford Shale or TMS. Surprises keep coming, so never a dull moment in the oil patch.
Surely by now they have been there and gone - maybe I spoke too soon about "never a dull moment in the oil patch", as lately it has been about as exciting as watching paint dry. Even gossip from the locals would be more interesting than nothing at all. Any news?