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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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Prime Rock Resources & New Dawn Energy Joint Venture - Masters Creek 29 Replies

Started by Lisa Melder-Johnson. Last reply by Rock Man 16 hours ago.

Petroquest AC Well Permit in Lacour Field, Pointe Coupee 11 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Dion Warr, CPL on Thursday.

EOG Drilling Permit - Pointe Coupee 13 Replies

Started by Les Miles. Last reply by William C. Morrison on Wednesday.

Blue Steel AC Units, Livingston Field, Livingston Parish 6 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Colyell57 Jun 11.

The resurgence of the Louisiana Austin Chalk 678 Replies

Started by Craig Wascom. Last reply by Lisa Melder-Johnson Jun 10.

EOG AC Drilling Permit - East Feliciana 10 Replies

Started by Les Miles. Last reply by Jay Jun 5.

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.

Southwind AC Units formed in Maters Creek Field, Evangeline and Rapides parishes 7 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jan 31.

SOUTHWIND AUS C SU80, MASTERS CREEK, RAPIDES PARISH 32 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Jay Jan 1.

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Comment by Rock Man on May 3, 2018 at 3:58pm

Another big player (MRO) who has good experience and results in the AC Hz Frac play. Things should start getting busy now!

Comment by David Crockett on May 3, 2018 at 3:49pm

Kirk Barrell has a new article on  tuscaloosatrendblogspot today

Comment by Rock Man on April 11, 2018 at 11:15pm

Agree with Craig on the EOG SWD permit - positive move. And a lot less expensive for EOG in the long run versus trucking out produced water.

Wonder if there will be any opposition to SWD permit?

Comment by Craig Wascom on April 11, 2018 at 9:32pm

SWD I like that! Looks like plans for further action in the area.

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on April 11, 2018 at 4:29pm

EOG has permitted a SWD well in the North Bayou Jack Field.

SERIAL WELL NAME WELL NUM ORG ID FIELD PARISH PROD TYPE SEC TWN RGE EFFECTIVE DATE API NUM
975260 HIGGINBOTHAM SWD 001 E111 0800 05 00 021 02S 05E 04/11/2018 17009880060000
PRMT DATE SPUD DATE STAT DATE ST CD
04/11/2018 04/11/2018 02
Comment by Rock Man on February 11, 2018 at 8:58pm

Haven't heard anything on the EOG well - you mention gas lift. Where did you hear that?

I would expect EOG would be considering gas lift as an option for artificial lift in this well - although I would have thought that they would consider installing a downhole ESP instead of a gas lift system.

Check my earlier comments on this blog about reasons for decrease in well performance. A well like this will not flow on its own at optimum rates - it will need some help in unloading all the fluid in the wellbore / lateral and producing. This is where artificial lift technology comes into play. A simple rod pump will not move enough fluid to unload this wellbore sufficiently. And setting up either downhole ESP's or gas lift takes time and effort to get things set up correctly. This all impacts rate until things are running smoothly

Comment by Hydrocarbonite on February 11, 2018 at 2:48pm

Anybody heard any news on Eagle Ranch well?  GASLIFT???

Comment by Hydrocarbonite on February 10, 2018 at 6:07am

Any lease details being published for any of the parishes in this group ? 

Comment by William C. Morrison on February 7, 2018 at 3:04pm

Craig, Littleasy is correct, there was a proposed second well to be drilled and it fell through since LaCour #43 turned out poorly.  But there was an existing well with a short lateral at the same location.  I think they have both been abandoned.  I think that was an Anadarko well and it was poorly drilled and set up.  I think the long lateral was not cased and it probably collapsed or something similar.  Could have been a poor frack job, I do know they went back in and did an acid job on it.  We were disappointed as our place is about seven miles as the crow flies from that well.  Any the current lease on our place is held by EOG, in past we had Chesapeake (glad they are out of the picture) and Santa Fe (which eventually turned into Anadarko).  We hope EOG has better technology and can figure out how to get the crude out of the ground.  I would get excited if they did a 3D seismic study in our area but as yet I have not heard anything like that.  I would consider that a necessary precursor to any drilling activity.

Comment by Rock Man on February 7, 2018 at 2:28pm

Highly variable early production as well as steep production decline is to be expected for "unconventional" reservoirs like the AC. The drop off here could tied to multiple issues or a combination of issues:

  • Natural decline in production
  • Well initially flowing and losing pressure and production rate before being shifted to some sort of artificial lift
  • If artificial lift is already installed, problems with that system
  • Problems with gathering system / take away capacity

It is best not to get too concerned with how a well is producing month to month early on - it is the long term trend that is more important.

EOG is looking closely at this too (and obviously knows all the details). Odds are they won't be drilling and completing another well until they get a better idea of the AC production trend and EUR projections from this well

 

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