DrillingInfo.com map attached showing the location of this and the recent EOG permits in this Parish.
About 9.5 miles separate the two - was well as a lot of structural relief as one gets deeper in the section as you move from North to South
Lots of arpents on that map. :-)
Yep. A surveyors dream world back when these were all set up!
Actually a very cool looking map
You'll find lots of maps that look like this in central LA but go a little west and north and you'll find Spanish land grants. Both make a landman's job interesting. An Oklahoma landman once asked me in exasperation, "who the hell is Francois Grappe?"
Arklatex Landmen everywhere lol>>
Not many people know what an arpent is. Angeles Plantation is 18 Arpents wide and 80 Arpents more or less deep. The more or less stems from the Mississippi River which can and does change. My father, a registered civil engineer and license land surveyor, surveyed Angeles in the mid 1980s or so. He used the old 1820 survey data and confirmed it. The survey is filed in the Pointe Coupee Clerk of Courts books. It was tied into Daryl Patin's (who was also a Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor and Parish Engineer) surveys. The rear property line runs in the middle of the drainage canal across the back. We retained about 10 acres of forested land that runs along that canal and can readily be seen on aerial maps. He wisely ran an off set line from side to side and it is depicted in the survey. The plantation is posted and we have to often run hunters off the forested area. They think the off set line is the rear property line and of course it is not the property line at all.
That well was essentially a failure. The LaCour's had another well with a short lateral. LaCour #43 had a long lateral, it flared a lot gas but was never a very good producer of oil. Some opined the chalk caved in, no matter production fell off pretty quick. They gave it an acid treatment but it did not improve. They also installed a down hole lift system. It was also thought the operators did not know how to deal with the chalk. The LaCour #43 was a very expensive well as the lateral I believe was about 7,000 feet. We hope EOG knows better how to deal with the Austin Chalk. I believe my Google Earth said the LaCour well was seven miles from Angeles Plantation. I will accept 9 miles as a good number. The Fontaine Farms, Inc well is about two and quarter miles from the spud location of the Brunswick well and it is due west. That well is about 13,400 feet deep and is completed as a gas well producing a lot of natural gas liquids as well as gas. It is in the Morganza Field which is all deep gas.
The long lateral was a typical AC natural fracture reservoir completion. Flaring gas while drilling (probably underbalanced), IP of 3000 BO, 600 BW and 2.5 MMCF per day but a total production of only 20 MMCF & 46 MBO over the life of the well. I would put money on the fact that this was not a "wellbore collapse" but instead was just a depletion of a limited natural fracture system.
I wonder when EOG will test the updip across the river in WFel ? They applied for 14 units last week
Give them time. Things don't tend to happen quickly in the oilfield
This wasn't picked up when it was permitted in Feb 2019, but PetroQuest permitted an SWD only 1800' NW of this deep new permit. No depth was given but thinking they will be targeting Wilcox sands for SWD.
Why the SWD before the deep well?
Perhaps to ensure that they could get the permit for SWD before committing to a well where they know they will have a ton of water to dispose of following any fracture stimulation operation.
Having an SWD in lieu of trucking out produced water may be tied to surface issues and logistics that would be tied to this much truck traffic coming in and out of this area along the river.
DrillingInfo.com shows this new deep permit to actually being a slight directional well, i.e. the BHL is about 850' offset from the surface location. Why is the well set up like this?
Perhaps to have the vertical wellbore already set up "slanted" to allow for an easier kick off point for a plug back and lateral assuming they end up doing one.
See the attached DrillingInfo.com map for these two wells. The "Pink P" is the proposed BHL for the recent deep test.
Could there be a clear zone. It appears the target is pretty close to the levee. Maybe the US Army Corps of Engineers has a set back zone from the levee. You would think the SWD would be closer to the well or they are anticipating drilling other wells in and around the "LaCour Field".