So is Benton the make or break line on the north side of the Haynesville Shale for economically profitable acreage? Will middle Bossier Parish see some good wells or will this most likely be confined to south Bossier?
According to the guy at MyOilPro, anywhere north of Benton might be too far north, but there is no official map of the shale and no one knows the definite size yet. Companies aren't really looking that far north yet.
IOW, it's too soon to answer that question.
Where can I find a township map? That seems to be the magic "lingo" in describing where you live to one of these companies. I've dug through all of my mortgage paperwork, but the legal description says nothing of township. HELP!
To find your township, range, and section, go to the Tax Assessor's Office on 2nd floor of courthouse and ask them to write it down for you. (no charge for any print outs they give you) Then go to Police Jury (1st floor) and ask for a parish map including townships, range, and section. The maps are free. You can also get parish maps which include the township, range, and section at the DOTD but they will charge you there. (small fee about $2-$3) Police Jury is your best bet. Hope this helps.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More