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Austin Chalk

All things about Austin Chalk in Louisiana: Horizontal drilling, improved seismic testing, and liner casing are offering hope for the deep minerals in the Austin Chalk which runs from Austin, Texas through parts of Louisiana to Biloxi Mississippi.

Location: Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-StLandry-PtCoupee-Florida parishes
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FROM oilprice.com Where Will U.S. Frackers Drill Next? By Tsvetana Paraskova - Jun 18, 2018, 6:00 PM CDT

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EOG Drilling Permit - Pointe Coupee 100 Replies

Started by Les Miles. Last reply by William C. Morrison Aug 11.

Southwind AC Units formed in Maters Creek Field, Evangeline and Rapides parishes 10 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Hydrocarbonite Aug 10.

Petroquest AC Well Permit in Lacour Field, Pointe Coupee 26 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by William C. Morrison Aug 1.

ConocoPhillips disappointed in Louisiana Austin Chalk 10 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Rock Man Aug 1.

The resurgence of the Louisiana Austin Chalk 725 Replies

Started by Craig Wascom. Last reply by Rock Man Jul 24.

Blue Steel AC Units, Livingston Field, Livingston Parish 12 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Colyell57 Jul 22.

EOG AC Drilling Permit - East Feliciana 59 Replies

Started by Les Miles. Last reply by Rock Man Jun 28.

Prime Rock Resources & New Dawn Energy Joint Venture - Masters Creek 38 Replies

Started by Lisa Melder-Johnson. Last reply by Lisa Melder-Johnson Jun 21.

Houston oil companies seek next boom amid azaleas and live oaks 3 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman May 30.

Does the Legal Climate in Louisiana affect the Permiting, Drilling & Production decisions of Companies 6 Replies

Started by Lisa Melder-Johnson. Last reply by Lisa Melder-Johnson May 30.

ConocoPhillips eyes Austin Chalk results in Louisiana by year-end: CEO 18 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Lisa Melder-Johnson May 21.

ConocoPhillips Spuds The Erwin #1 36 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Rock Man May 4.

Anyone know who Y BAR K LLC is 5 Replies

Started by Lisa Melder-Johnson. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Apr 30.

Devon Port Hudson AC Unit, East Baton Rouge Parish 4 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Jay Mar 31.

DEVON JOINS THE AC PLAY; PROFIT ISLAND FIELD, POINTE COUPEE PARISH 23 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by William C. Morrison Mar 13.

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Comment by Mike Johnson on August 7, 2019 at 11:49am

I know everyone is disappointed with the Conoco results but I personally am not terribly surprised. Of all of their locations, the only one that I might have drilled is the Erwin. I'll be interested to see if it is any better. 

It is my view that the bulk of the "chalk play" in Louisiana is not a true resource play, but rather a series of complex stratigraphic traps. As Mr. Barrell correctly pointed out, the play is for the fracture induced porosity and perm near the base of the section. That said, it naturally follows that commercial "accumulations" are only going to occur where an updip seal is present. 

Note that Conoco appears to have obtained some very high fluid flow rates, indicative of very good permeability, natural and/or induced. That is actually a good thing but they need to be higher in the reservoir. EOG's well should be better. Just my thoughts.

Comment by Mike Johnson on July 24, 2019 at 7:33am

Les,

Just posted...I am new to this forum. I heard that a month or so ago and it does kind of look to me that the interest seems to be shifting northward, especially if the rumor is true.

Comment by Les Miles on July 23, 2019 at 7:29pm

Mike Johnson,

I can’t tell when you asked your question below about EOG leasing in Wilkinson County? Is this an old post or last Thursday? All I see is Thursday without a date. If this is recent news I can ask a large landowner in the area about this rumor. Thanks

Comment by Mike Johnson on July 18, 2019 at 7:35am

I have heard that EOG has been leasing in Mississippi in SE Wilkinson County and SW Amite County across the border from their and Conoco's positions in LA. Has  anyone heard anything about that?

Comment by John M Santamaria on April 15, 2019 at 10:47am

Thank you for your comments which I agree with.  My daddy, who was very wise, once teased me saying I was a dilettante!  He was right and this applies to my expertise on oil and gas.  Like the song said, "you've forgotten more than I'll ever know."  Rock Man and Skip LOL!

Comment by Rock Man on April 15, 2019 at 10:34am

I have to agree with Skip on this, i.e. the La AC is not a major chip in the whole O&G world and it is only a very small piece of a deal like this. In addition to the "shale" impact in areas like the Permian Basin, Anadarko;s natural gas assets in Africa are HUGE for Chevron's LNG plans.

I see the LA AC at best being a "niche" play due to there being a lot of heterogeneity in the target section. But some good areas can still be "discovered" and exploited. Similar to so many ways to the Eagle Ford in Texas - originally thought to be a "blanket" play that has evolved in a patchwork quilt of very good to below average areas (due to subsurface conditions). Really no different from almost any of these "shale plays".

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on April 15, 2019 at 10:21am

John, I don't think there is one all encompassing answer.  As to the LA Austin Chalk, I don't think much will change as Chevron and Anadarko are not players.  The real question being batted about by the energy pundits is whether the Chevron acquisition will kick off a round of M&A with the other majors.  Even if one of the LA AC players were to be acquired, I wouldn't expect any major change in the exploration of the prospective area.

Comment by John M Santamaria on April 15, 2019 at 10:16am

May be getting "ahead of my skis," Would like opinions about Chevron buying Anadarko.  Could this influence our prospects for the Austin Chalk in Avoyelles?  Also mentioned that they could possibly also buy  EOG.  Although it's primarily considered a shale purchase it seems the prospects of the Chalk compared to the Shale in this area are more lucrative.

Comment by David Crockett on March 7, 2019 at 9:45pm

Sorry I’m not good at posting but seeking alpha has an article on the Austin chalk dated today

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on February 18, 2019 at 12:55pm

SERIAL

WELL NAME

WELL NUM

ORG ID

FIELD

PARISH

PROD TYPE

SEC

TWN

RGE

EFFECTIVE DATE

API NUM

251564

AUS RA SUXX;INDIGO MINERALS

001

T2660

0800

05

00

023

02S

05E

02/18/2019

17009201980000

 

PRMT DATE

SPUD DATE

STAT DATE

ST CD

02/18/2019

02/18/2019

01

SCOUT INFO

REPORT DATE

WELL STATUS

MEASURED DEPTH

TRUE VERT DEPTH

DETAIL

02/18/2019

01

15624

N 47 D 13' 38" E 13,886.63' FROM NGS MON. "NUGENT" TO LOC IN SEC 23-T2S-R5E. (REPERMIT OF SERIAL #250795-EXPIRED)

 

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