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Comment by DJG on January 23, 2010 at 13:22
E Texas Drilling Report - 1/23/2010:

Rusk County

The Oak Hill Field has seen the Hudson Well No.2 completed by El Paso E & P Company, L.P. to a depth of 10,950-feet. This well potentialed 176,000 cubic feet of gas when gauged on a 42/64-inch choke. Production is in the Cotton Valley formation.


Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. has completed the Tufco Gas Unit 1 Well No.11-H in the Brachfield, Southeast Field. This well is located 8.36 miles northwest from Mt. Enterprise with a depth of 15,592-feet and potentialed 7.800 million cubic feet of gas when gauged on a 34/64-inch choke. Production is in the Cotton Valley formation.


The Carthage, North Field has seen the Wallace Well No.3 completed by Valence Operating Co. This well is located 5.2 miles southwest from Tatum with a depth of 12,150-feet. The well was gauged on a 18/64- inch choke and potentialed 1.022 million cubic feet of gas. Production is in the Bossier Shale formation.
Comment by Trainman on April 13, 2009 at 22:23
Is anyone leasing in Rusk County?
Comment by easttexas12 on October 30, 2008 at 21:38
Good read from Cabot on the thickness of the Haynesville/Bossier in the Rusk county area (750' to 1000'). They're lumping the Bossier zones and the H.S. together...Interesting
Comment by Spring Branch,mineral owner on October 27, 2008 at 18:52
Shannon M and Trainman, thank you both for your helpful advice. If there is anything I csan do for you over on the Louisiana side of the play, please let me know.
Comment by SLEM on October 27, 2008 at 10:22
Spring Branch....yes, the Texas RRC is not easy to manuever thru!! I don't know if this will help or not, but go to the home page of the Texas RRC (Railroad Commission). Over on the right side of the screen is a link titled "online research (queries). " Click on will take you to another page where there is a link titled "drilling permit (form W-1) application query." Once you click on this link you can chose the county you are looking for. It will pull up all permits that have been filed dating back to 1977, the name of the lease, the name of the operator, the type of drilling (horizontal, vertical, new drill ), and the depth etc. I see that Goodrich has recently filed for drilling permits in Panola. Hopefully, this helps.
Comment by Trainman on October 26, 2008 at 21:26
Spring Branch,
I cannot answer your question. However, a starting point for information my be the link below. Good luck!
Comment by Spring Branch,mineral owner on October 24, 2008 at 21:57
I am hopefully in the process of acquiring some minerals in eastern Rusk County and was wondering if anyone in the Rusk group has kept up with the number and location of Haynesville wells which might have been drilled. I am particularly interested in any Goodrich Petroleum wells drilled to the Haynesville in western Panola and eastern Rusk. Does anyone have any firsthand knowlege of any Horizontal Haynesville wells which have been drilled if Rusk???
I probably just don't have the know how, but it sure seems easier to keep up with well information in Louisiana than it does in Texas. SONRIS sure makes it easy.
Comment by Trainman on October 9, 2008 at 21:54
O&G man in TX you may be correct. See Houston Chronicle Article titled "Energy firms likely to trem their spending", Business section page 1D, Wednesday October 8, 2008. This article specifically mentions the Haynesville Shale in East TX and La. The aritcle also mentions Chesapeake, Devon and says they may be curtailing some output, and lowered production growth projections. Chesapeake's CEO "attributes the pullback to concerns about natrual gas prices which have fallen 50 percent since July rather than to the credit crisis."

Therefore, I believe any cutbacks will only be temporary and short lived. I am willing to wait. The money involved is to big.
Comment by O&G man in TX on October 9, 2008 at 10:52
The going rate in Rusk County has been pretty high (not ever $12,500 high), but with the cutbacks that some of the companies are having to make, I wouldn't be surprised if the days of getting thousands of dollars per acre is over for the forseeable future. Keep that in mind when you get these lower lease offers.
Comment by SLEM on October 9, 2008 at 10:06
Our family has a tract of land just south of the New London area in Rusk County that we have been offered $200/acre and 1/5 royalty for 3 years. I also feel that this is a low offer (as Trainman notes below). We also own a tract of land in Sabine Parish, Louisiana (large Haynesville shale play in La). Be cautious....we were originally approached by a landman offering us $250/acre and 1/5 royalty to lease our land in La. After 5 mos of negotiations and further exploration by these companies, we have now agreed to lease for $12,500/acre and 1/4 royalty.

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