Someone asked me the other day, if DeSoto Parish is the leading spot of HS? I said it was because of all the continued activity, more so, than anywhere else. They thought I was wrong. Why is DeSoto Parish so busy compared to other areas? Why is Bossier/Red River Parishes not as "busy"? Will these parishes pick up activity in 2011?
Permits for 2010 (give or take one or two) for HS horizontals:
Rigs Running at 12/30 per Haynesville Play:
This should give you a clue based on permit activity for the year 2010 and rigs running at yearend.
Smith, the following is the number of permitted Haynesville/Bossier Shale well permits to date in Louisiana.
DeSoto --- 945 (47.6%)
Red River --- 342 (17.2%)
Caddo --- 310 (15.6%)
Sabine --- 125 (6.3%)
Bienville --- 125 (6.3%)
Bossier --- 118 (5.9%)
Natchitoches --- 15 (0.8%)
Webster --- 6 (0.3%)
Total --- 1986
All of DeSoto Parish lies within the play area and most of the sections required a well to be held by production. In addition, several areas within the parish are already in the pad development phase with multiple wells per section (unit).
Large areas of Bossier and Red River Parish are now already held by production and operators have shifted activity to other parts of the play in Louisiana and Texas. Activity may increase after 2012/2013 if natural gas demand picks up.
It is possible to drill more than two sections from one pad. Encana has done this in S26-T15N-R14W.
239486 HA RA SU54;JACKSON DAVIS 26 H #1
239782 HA RA SU75;JACKSON DAVIS 25H #1
239786 HA RA SU74;JACKSON DAVIS 24H #1
239578 HA RA SU73;JACKSON DAVIS 23 H #1
KCM, generally EnCana sizes all their pads for more than one well.
The existing Green Rives well pad in Section 21 would probably be used only for Sections 16 & 21.