Use the SONRIS link provided by Keith on the Help Center Main Page. Click on "Wells by Section - Township and Range". Leave the "Enter Section" window blank but input the Township and Range in the appropriate windows and click "Submit Query". You are now looking a list of all the wells ever drilled in this township organized by section. Note the column, "Total Depth". As you scroll down the list you will notice the HA wells for two reasons. 1) they are considerably deeper than the other wells listed, and 2) they are listed last as they are the most recent wells in each section. All the cells containing alpha numeric text in color will provide additional information when clicked on. Click on the Serial Number and spend some time reviewing the information contained in the well files. After you have spent some time exploring the well files, you may have some questions. You now have a forum to ask those questions or share the short cuts and explanations of the data available. By searching the database in this manner you see not only your section of interest but what is happening in the surrounding sections. I'll see if we can get Keith to post a township grid for us. Knowing how sections are numbered in a township grid will help you to search adjoining townships for development activity that has relevance for your mineral holdings. Good Luck.
This is just the first example of why I like the "classroom" setting. I've never tried leaving the section blank. Between Professor Skip and Professor Les, there is no telling how much we will all learn. Thanks guys.
I love to learn new things. I know I must sound like a brown noser, but I just sincerely appreciate the information that is shared. It just blows me away when I consider how much money it would cost to learn this sort of information in any other type setting.
As a FYI, in the Sonris Lite Main Menu section, your Shalers (I hope I spelled that right) can look up contact information for most of the E & P companies doing business in LA. This info can be found in the Organizational Mailing Address List and Organization Information by Name hyperlinks.
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More