Are we finally seeing the Austin Chalk activity we have been waiting for?
Same here! Fingers crossed too!
This will probably be a more expensive operation with bigger rig, different mud system, more / deeper casing, more days of operation.
O&G reserves will have to be significant to make this work - that IS the oilfield chess game!
Hoping that they can get this well into their target and get the AC evaluated.
Thanks RM for the realistic logistics we have to consider in hoping for a successful play. Your expert input keeps all of us grounded while fantasying for Gushers!!
Rigs are up on Brunswick and upper Pointe Coupee - LaCour Field. So it will not be long now before we know whether we have successful wells. Note I did not say Economically successful wells, but wells that are indeed producing minerals. The Brunswick well is on the southern edge of Amelia Resources drawn area. We know from the old Wilbert well in the Moore Sams Field that there is deep gas in the Tuscaloosa Trend in the area that lies between Morganza Field and Moore Sams Field. But neither of these wells goes that deep. We also know LaCour #43 was a lateral well into the Austin Chalk that did not prove to be successful. For the first time in a long time there are two rigs drilling in Pointe Coupee. We have had on and off a rig drilling in Profit Island Field. So things are heating up.
Yes Chip things are heating up. I agree we will probably see successful wells before economically successful wells. The results will get better and cost will get lower with each well they drill. That’s why I’m not too disappointed that I did not fall within the last two proposed Units. There close enough ( 1 mile and 1200 feet) to know they will get to me if the results are successful. If we get another Lacour 43 who knows, remember while the formation did collapse don’t forget those IP numbers.
I personally question that the formation collapsed in the Lacour 43 - my opinion is that the natural fracture system that was encountered ended up depleting. Nothing in the fractures means nothing can be produced.
If operator really thought that this was a formation / wellbore collapse, they would have drilled additional wells to try to find those same AC flow rates.
Side note - "success" without economic viability for operators will be OK for short term for royalty owners (i.e. checks in the mail), but ultra negative for the play in question (i.e. no more wells drilled).
AC needs to get some BIG test rates and consistent production to make this work!
In my limited experience most chalk wells in the vicinity of Masters Creek Field collapsed in the laterals to some degree. Some more, some less. The Strickland well in Vernon Parish is one glaring example. It ran like the well to end all wells for a few days and poof!, dry as Grandmas biscuit flour.Twenty some-odd years later the tanks and well equipment are still in place, awaiting re-entry. Unfortunately, that probably won't happen at today's prices. And not without slotted liners.
Rumor, a lot gravel trucks going back to North Cheneyville Brown well, started yesterday..Skip you seen any new permits?
New BLOG on Amelia Resources!
Thx Lisa! Skip is there any news on Drillinginfo on the Rig coming or assigned to the Crowell #2, SN 251809 in Rapides parish?