Rapides Parish

All things pertaining to leasing, drilling and production in Rapides Parish. 


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New Leasing activity in Rapides Parish? 92 Replies

Has anyone heard about some landmen looking to start up new TMS leases in Rapides Parish?

Started by Randall. Last reply by Two Dogs, Pirate Jun 10.

New well permitted 28 Replies

New well permitted today in rapides parish

Started by David Crockett. Last reply by Jay Calk Aug 8, 2014.

Lease offers: 66 Replies

Heard of an offer this week (from Indigo) - NE Rapides Parish - $400 & 1/4.Continue

Started by CenturyMan. Last reply by CenturyMan Oct 15, 2013.

Bentley Lumber 23H #1, Section 23, T5N-R5W. 3 Replies

Has there been any news, or developments on the progress of this well?

Started by Matt Hall. Last reply by blackjackjackson Sep 24, 2013.


RAPIDES01245249BROADWAY H00103-AUG-12…Continue

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jun 15, 2013.

Halcon TMS RA SUA; Lambright H #1 3 Replies

The Lambright well was spud on 1-27-13.Continue

Started by Two Dogs, Pirate. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Feb 20, 2013.


The May state mineral auction included two tracts covering lands along the parish boundary.  The tracts were nominated by Theophilus but the sole bid came from Munoco.42601 LASALLE, RAPIDES  Sections 10, 11, 16, 17 T05N R03E   6.43 Acres  MUNOCO…Continue

Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Two Dogs, Pirate May 9, 2012.

What, if any, shale formations are below Rapides Parish? 8 Replies

More importantly to me is the question what are the E/P companies looking for, Oil or Gas, or both? 

Started by Lrb2brnot2b. Last reply by Two Dogs, Pirate Mar 7, 2012.

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Comment by Hydrocarbonite on July 10, 2018 at 7:35pm

Ok thx DC.. will attempt tomorrow evening! 

Comment by David Crockett on July 10, 2018 at 7:04pm

I will give it a shot hydro but I usually wind up with a sprawled out mess. It is easy to look up though. Try the following:

Go to sonris

go to data access

go to lease sale and tract history

the July 11 date should be in a box-don’t choose any tract numbers-just hit the submit button. All of the tracts that are in the sale will be listed as well as The sections townships and ranges. You can preview now or the sale will be over pretty early-maybe 9 or 10 and the price per acre should be listed then. 

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on July 10, 2018 at 5:49pm

There a number of AC related leases in the July auction, not just in Rapides.  If Hydro can manage it, fine.  If not I'll give him a hand.

Comment by Hydrocarbonite on July 10, 2018 at 5:46pm

Hey DC, can you post the results of the state lease sale tomorrow here on the site.... thx HC

Comment by David Crockett on July 10, 2018 at 1:10pm

I see six tracts of land from rapides parish will be in the state lease sale tomorrow

Comment by Rock Man on February 10, 2018 at 4:13pm

Re: Rapides Parish AC production

The observations by David as to the older AC production in Rapides Parish underscores the issues with the AC play "then versus now". The historical AC play was based on drilling wells to tap into natural fractures. High rates the norm but depending on the extent of the fracture system, production would drop off quickly. Think about a large inflated balloon and how quickly air is released when it is opened up.

In the "new" AC play, the rock is cracked up using fracture stimulation to release the O&G in the pore space in the rock. If there is sufficient porosity and perm in the AC, this can give you some very good wells IF the wells are properly drilled into the correct landing zone and the wells are properly cased and then frac'd.

There are a lot of issues with this new approach but the biggest one IMO is that the AC has to have sufficient porosity and perm to contain volumes of O&G that can be frac'd and produced. If the AC has low P&P, frac'ing won't give you much of anything.

This is why the study of old AC wellbores and getting rock / core info is critical in this play (and EOG are very good at this approach)

Comment by David Crockett on February 9, 2018 at 9:45pm

I looked at some of the old Rapides Parish Austin Chalk wells drilled in the 90's.  A lot of them started out really great, but did not continue producing at such a high rate for long.  If you look back on the Sonris site and check these well serial numbers, I think that you will be impressed with how they started out: 218531, 218683, 219142, 220704, 222932, 223431 (all masters creek) and 220280 (cheneyville)  There were a lot more that did pretty well, too.  Maybe with the new technology the Austin Chalk could now be successful.  

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on August 9, 2015 at 9:37am

robert, I think that the well to which you are referring is Serial Number 247261 (link to well file below).  This was a dry hole which is being converted to a Salt Water Disposal (SWD) well.

Comment by robert r lambing on August 9, 2015 at 9:30am

There's a new well being drilled in Rapides  Parish,north big island, d&d drilling co. Sec.27 twnsp 5 north, range 3 east. Same rig that moved from Vick La

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on December 3, 2013 at 10:15pm

Thanks, blackjackjackson.  And Happy Holidays to you and yours.


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