Looks like Indigo is going after the Eagle Ford Formation in Rapides Parish.


HOUSTON, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Indigo II Louisiana Operating LLC ("Indigo") today announced a new horizontal well permit targeting the Louisiana Eagle Ford Shale ("LA Eagle Ford") formation.  Indigo's proposed Bentley Lumber 23H #1, Section 23, T5N-R5W, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, is permitted to a proposed total measured depth of 15,500' and is projected to include a 4,000' horizontal lateral section targeting the LA Eagle Ford zone at approximately 10,600' true vertical depth.  It is anticipated that the well will be completed through the horizontal segment with 15 fracture stimulation stages.  This new horizontal well will be located eight miles north of Indigo's recent vertical LA Eagle Ford "test" well, the Bentley Lumber 32 #1, T4N-R5W, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, drilled and completed earlier this year.  Full conventional cores were taken through the LA Eagle Ford section in the Bentley Lumber 32 #1, a suite of modern logs was run and the objective section was subsequently tested by two fracture stimulation stages in this wellbore.  The vertical well, which reached a total depth of 12,020', established LA Eagle Ford oil production (42.2 API gravity) in the center of Indigo's acreage position. 

Bill Pritchard, Indigo's Chairman and CEO stated:  "Indigo began its pursuit of this new oil shale play back in mid-2008 and has accumulated over 240,000 net acres of leasehold and mineral fee in central Louisiana that is prospective from the Louisiana Eagle Ford Shale formation. This horizontal oil shale play will involve considerable time and capital to fully develop, and it is Indigo's intent to eventually secure a joint venture partner in order to establish oil production over the entirety of its leasehold."

Indigo's new horizontal permit targeting the LA Eagle Ford follows a recent announcement by Devon Energy Inc. that it had accumulated approximately 250,000 net acres to target the same stratigraphic interval that Indigo is pursuing.  The high resistivity section at the base of the LA Eagle Ford is also known as the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale ("TMS").  Devon refers to the interval as follows:  "This [the TMS] is a Cretaceous age formation that is stratigraphically equivalent to the Eagle Ford Shale. It is approximately 200 to 400 feet thick, at depths of 11,000 to 14,000 feet across [Devon's] acreage position."

Devon plans two horizontal wells to test the target interval this year, the first of which is projected to include a 5,280' horizontal lateral section resulting in a total measured depth of over 20,000'.  The well is planned to ultimately involve up to 15 fracture stimulation stages according to statements made by Devon.  Another player in this new trend is Denbury Resources Inc. which recently announced that it has secured a joint venture partner and that the JV plans to horizontally drill for the same oil shale target.



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You are good Two-Dogs.  This is an excellant post and tells a lot about what is fixing-to happen in central Louisiana.  The packed -out court houses in Rapides and Vernon parish is just the start of a big land grab.  Before it is over there will be many more players in not only the Eagle Ford but the Austin Chalk also.  We local people have known all our lives that there was oil there.  I have seen test drilled and pumped full of cement over 40 years ago.  That wasn't done for no reason at all.  The money has to be right to go back and persue that same black gold now.  I own interest in 74 acres right dab in the middle of Vernon and think we are fixing-to (there is that Foxworthy word again)  see some lease activity.  What say you?  
By the way Two-dogs,  today was my birthday and I couldn't have received a better birthday card than to read this post.  Thank you,  thank you very much. 

thank you two dogs, pirate,

i googled... t4n r3w rapides parish louisiana

and got this:



go to page 17 for this:


Kisatchie National Forest

ES-015-06/11 LAES 056811 ACQ

Louisiana, Rapides Parish, Kisatchie NF

T4N, R3W, Louisiana Meridian

Sec. 34, That part of Tract E-1 in S2;

Sec. 35, Lot 9 (part of E-1) in NWSW.

240.32 Acres

$361.50 Rental

Subject to Forest Service Lease Notice 3, and Control Surface Use 1

(EOI 1150)

which is the blm auction of land sales in june.  does anyone want to go it with me?  we only need a few hundred thousand?  this borders my 40 acres!!!


can anyone tell me how to make a bid on this, or what you think i should do?

Blackjack, the feds are pretty stupid when it comes to granting leases. You want need a hundred thousand dollars to buy one of their 10 year leases. I could probably buy one out of my change jar. Running title to federal lands could cost a few bucks more than buying the lease.
Has there been any news, developments on the progress of this well, Bentley Lumber 23H #1, Section 23, T5N-R5W.

In regard to Indigo's Bentley Lumber 34-H No. 1 (SN 243455) in Rapides Parish, does anyone know if the November-2011 completion effort was successful?  

wow, thanks razorback.

It would be interesting to know what the Bentley 34-H No. 1 (Rapides Ph.) well site setup looks like at this time.  If liquids are now being hauled out.  Is anyone scouting this TMS well?

rod knowles has a radio show in alex.  he owns some of the sundrop land near cowboy town.  he is major realtor and player.   he just reported a few minutes ago that indigo has moved in production equipment to the 34-H No.1.

my buddy is gonna drive by there this afternoon.



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