The company has followed up their first Field Order with their first Permits to Drill. Also reports of Azul making lease offers in other sections.
|Organization Id||Organization Name|
|A9566||AZUL OPERATING, LLC|
|Cnt||Well Serial||Well Name||Well Num||Status||Class||Class Type||API Number||Org ID||Field ID||Permit Date||Sec-Town-Rng||Parish||LUW Association|
|1||253684||HA RA SU53;WALKER 7&6-10-10 H||001||01||17069205110000||A9566||4319||24-AUG-22||007-10N-10W||35||GO TO LUW INFO||20387|
|2||253685||HA RA SU53;WALKER 7&6-10-10 H||002-ALT||01||17069205120000||A9566||4319||24-AUG-22||007-10N-10W||35||GO TO LUW INFO||22019|
Good to see some permits. The principals are ex Indigo so they know the area. It is tricky from both a faulting and pressure perspective. But with these gas prices now is the time to do it.
I met James Carroll, VP-Land for Azul, when I presented at the NARO-LA conference earlier this year. Wished he and Azul luck and was glad to see the company push the boundary of the proven fairway in that area of the play. The NW Natchitoches Parish area fell out of favor with poor early well performance. Anybody remember the Messenger well?
Yeah, I went on the Messenger rig location when it was drilling. Some top secret stuff back then. The Messenger well was just a tad too far east to make it. These new Azul wells are 7 miles due west of the Messenger up against the Natch fault zone. They should make decent wells.
I think I recall that after reviewing the log, you thought the well was producing from the CV and the Bossier, not the Haynesville. I went to take a look at the Messenger for a client but didn't get past the gate guard. LOL!
They perforated a long shale section in the vertical well and it did not last. It was plugged a few years ago. The shale was just on top of the Smackover, so technically it could be called HA or BO. Jurassic in age.
Janette Messenger was not happy.
Red River Parish?
Natchitoches Parish, Grogan Field.
It seems like the Steadman well in 28-10n-10w was the one that made the drilling stop in this specific area. Hopefully, new technology and knowledge will allow for successful drilling.
Natchitoches Island interrupts the stratographic sequence in 10N-10W. These sections are on the "slope" of the uplift. I'm sure Jay can explain it better. Formations "pinch out" against the slope. The Steadman 28 never encountered the Haynesville. It drilled into salt according to a letter in the Well File from XTO. I'll post a link. From this I would surmise that Natchitoches Island is a salt dome.
That well was too far east for the HA to work. They tried to make a HZ James Lime well out of it. Did not work.
So does that mean parts of 10n-10w will most likely never be drilled for Haynesville or Bossier because they are on the slope?