An EOG Pointe Coupee drilling permit has been filed. The well will be located: Sec 29 – Twn 04S – Range 09E.

This looks like a deep downdip test of the Austin Chalk.

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None of these zones are in the Austin Chalk,  they are all different intervals in the lower Wilcox or Midway sands.  The fact that they keep plugging back and coming up the hole to the next zone implies that the results aren't positive.

The forum named the effort in Pointe Coupee and located it under the chalk not me.  Regardless, the well is in the down dip and yes, I figured they were hunting around.  The Fontaine Farms well two miles to the west is in the same zone and has been classed as a gas well.  It would not surprise me to see this well turn out the same way.

This well has been a real head scratcher.  I was originally permitted as an Austin Chalk well, but apparently never drilled to that depth.  Not sure if they encountered something they thought was better, had negative results from the previous well that made them decide to abandon the Austin Chalk play, or something else altogether.  

I can understand your feelings.  But if you pull up the information on the Brunswick well, you will note all the perforation comments state they are perforating in Austin Chalk "sands".  I take that to mean into the Austin Chalk strata.  So call it what you want, Wilcox or Austin Chalk.  Lafayette seems to think it is in the Austin Chalk.

Lafayette (and Baton Rouge, Shreveport and Monroe) use the formation provided by the well operator.  For unitized wells there may be a single name, Haynesville for example, but a unit depth definition that includes a volume of rock besides the Haynesville, in that specific example, the Bossier,  which is technically the basal member of the Cotton Valley Group.  Haynesville operators knew of the Bossier potential so they crafted unit depth definitions that would include it and that Haynesville wells would HBP.  So operating companies are given wide latitude to define and name a zone.  And within that zone may be multiple sands or shales that might more accurately be called something other than the unit name.

Drive by today and there is a rig there

Drilling Rig or completion rig? 

I can not answer that correctly but can say it’s like the rig that was there weeks ago. 

I would say it’s still a drilling rig. 

Is so, they are burning a ton of money keeping this rig on location with no drilling happening. Plus - if it is a drilling rig - they cannot frac anything until they move it off location.

I would have to say I am surprised if this is still the drilling rig - completion rigs are much less expensive to do what they appear to be doing.

After looking at SONRIS again, they have already set production casing and were "WOCR" (waiting on completion rig) - this is probably a big completion unit and not a drilling rig.

But hard to figure out what any operator is doing from our perspective.

Looking forward to seeing the final wells costs for this operation when they are filed on SONRIS.


Did rig look like the one in the photo below? This is the drilling rig as per the mud pit report on SONRIS.


It may be smaller. I was thing of the frack crew on the Christmas tree. 

Pretty sure it is a completion rig.  The drilling rig was gone for a week or so and then the completion rig put up.  They are doing completion type things like fracking and perforating at different levels.  Perforating requires setting in plugs, etc. and that is the job of a completion rig.  Read SONRIS, they are into the third or fourth perforation operation.


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