Rapides Parish

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


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Rapides Parish, companies interested 3 Replies

With EOG, ConocoPhillips & Marathon eyeing this AUS C, could Masters Creek be next in lease scope? I'm in AUS C SU57.

Started by Lisa Melder-Johnson. Last reply by Rock Man Aug 26, 2018.

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, 2018.

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.

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Comment by Jay on November 14, 2018 at 4:21pm

They are still vertical.  They plan to core, log, and then move off location to another well, then come back for the plug back and curve. 

Comment by Rock Man on November 14, 2018 at 4:13pm

David, thanks for the Crowell update. Not encouraging seeing them having to deal with stuck drill pipe only about 1000' below intermediate casing shoe. I figure this puts the wellbore either in the lower part of the curve or at a horizontal position in the AC target zone. Also assuming the operator is using oil based mud to limit such problems.

Comment by David Crockett on November 14, 2018 at 3:57pm

I see the Crowell well in Rapides parish #251311 has been updated today. 

November 8-detail: 10/17/18 tested Cameron BOP to 3500 PSI for 30 mins, test OK. 10/23/18, drilling @ 11,817. 10/29/18 tested Cameron BOP to 3500 PSI for 30 mins, test OK. 11/7/18, running and cementing 9 5/8” casing, TD 14,915’

11/14/18    11/8/18, set 9 5/8” @ 14,861’ w/ 986 bbls cem, TD 14,915’. 11/8/18, tested Cameron BOPS to 10,000 PSI for 30 mins, test ok. 11/13/18, jarring on stuck pipe @ 15,933’

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on October 19, 2018 at 12:23pm

Hard to say, I'm not very familiar with land owner rights in a BLM minerals unit.  I' m unaware to the "lease holders" you mention so I can't comment.

Comment by Lisa Melder-Johnson on October 19, 2018 at 12:19pm

Does being in a BLM leased drilling unit hurt private land owners, because they don't have to pay lease money to us.  And are these BLM lease holders in it only for a resale for profit.

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on October 18, 2018 at 12:38pm

Try this  discussion but also use the site search option in the far upper right corner of each page.  Enter a key word and hit "Search".  Torrent has been mentioned in several discussions.

Comment by Matt Hall on October 18, 2018 at 12:24pm

I did a google search on Torrent, looks like they are in the business of re-entering old wells. The Sewell well looks like the only well in all 8 units. Is that an old AC well?

Comment by Ms.Dragonslaya on October 18, 2018 at 11:36am

Thank you so much for the information.  My acreage is only 1.10 acres in Township 4 North, range 3 West.  The letter from Torrent mentions  A Sewell No. 1 Well, located in Section 23, Township 4 North, Range 3 West in Rapides Parish.  The letter states Torrent plans to apply to Commissioner of Conservation  for an issurance of an order pertaining to Austin Chalk Zone in Bayou Rapides, Louisiana. 

As always, your information is MUCH appreciated.  Grateful...,

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on October 18, 2018 at 11:25am

Notice letters go out to mineral and surface owners of record within a proposed drilling unit and to those adjacent to a distance of 1000'.  Notice is required to form a "compulsory" unit which provides the applicant with the ability to force pool all mineral interests within the boundary.  This would include un-leased mineral owners and companies or individuals who hold O&G leases.  The end result is that your minerals can be produced without your consent - however Louisiana does have mineral laws which provide some benefit for those mineral owners who may choose to go non-consent.

The short explanation is that an operating company can withhold payment on the production for the pro rata share of the un-leased interest in the unit until such time as a well reaches payout.  After payout, an un-leased mineral interest receives their share of production revenue less deductions for Lease Operating Expenses (LOE).  Be advised that horizontal wells are very expensive and quite a few up here in the Haynesville Shale either never reached payout or only did achieve payout when the production had significantly declined meaning low income for the un-leased owner.

Practically speaking, operating companies would rather have all their owners in a unit leased.  They can however tolerate a certain percentage of un-leased acres in a unit.  This means that those with large acreage in a unit need to be under lease for the operator to reap a satisfactory profit.  Smaller interests are more vulnerable to being force pooled.

Comment by Ms.Dragonslaya on October 18, 2018 at 11:07am

Yes.  I was wondering about forced pooling.  Our property is in the township and section.  Not living there, but lots of neighbors still living there.  Wondering what affect on them, too.


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