I've been hearing this rumour for almost a year now, never thought much of it because it sounded like just a wild rumour. But it's been awfully persistent, someone told me about it again yesterday so I thought I would post about it and see what happens:
The rumour is that there is oil under the shale, that is one of the reasons Chesapeake is being so thorough with the seimograph work in the area (Central DeSoto Parish). I was told yesterday they had brought in a new team of geologists to help read the seismograph results. So-- think there could be anything to this or is it just wild speculation? After all, killing wild rumours is part of the site's purpose.
I think there is oil down below at deeper levels...the question is can they get to it and produce it in quantities of acceptable levels without going broke. I'll let the Oil and Gas companies figure that one out. Then they can drill on our land! :o)
Bird Dawg, You have an opinion...I have an opinion....your right...and I am always wrong. I wish I could be as smart as you. I hate myself because your so much smarter than me. I hate the fact that you know everything about oil and gas and everyone else is completely wrong. I can live with that. You should be proud of yourself. I am proud of you.
Several years ago, I heard that a natural diamond had been found in a wash gravel pit somewhere around Minden. I never did see any pictures, but I remember it being on the news. It was along about that time that the 'Bigfoot' was scaring folks around this area....
Max, you ought to alert Minden to the opportunity. A Big Foot themed amusement park with a diamond pit. The adults can hunt for diamonds while the kids ride the rides. Maybe throw in some of parker's natural hot water baths. LOL! Well heck, gator parks seem to be enjoying a run of popularity. You just never know what will trip folks' triggers. All Rights Reserved, of course. Ha!
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