O.K. Newbie here so cut me some slack if I screw this up. I just noticed there's no discussion group for my parish and communication among our residents is sketchy and patchy at best because we are VERY new to the oil play, so we don't have any collective wisdom here. Any comments, insights, or even heresay welcome here. What I have to contribute is just information on lease rates and the areas they are concentrating in right now. (Averaging $150 for first three, varying for next two. From 1/6 to 1/5 royalties.) Devon is about a month into drilling it's first Tangipahoa well just a little north of me in Fluker, Louisiana. I have friends who are part of the unit but they are not hearing much of anything. Security at the site is TIGHT with our local sheriff's office maintaining 24 hour presence a couple of hundred yards from the rig itself. They ask you your business and write it all down. I think it's called a "tight hole" or something like that. They are also going to be buying all the pond water nearby. I don't know how much they are paying but will ask around.I have heard that our state is limiting the drilling of wells for water but I'm not sure of that. It was just hearsay from a friend. Well that's it for now.This is a great site. I've learned tons here. Amelia Resources has been a great help as well. Keep up the good work people.

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I am in the Little Silver Creek Field, and a company came down the road and cut back all the tree limbs on the road by the power lines. No one would tell me anything. I live in Georgia. I would like to know what this means, if anything. Thanks!

Is your land on that road that runs north from the Lewiston watertower? If that is the road then it could be one of two things. Either the power company is doing their occasional power line trimming, or given the narrowness of the road it could be preparations for bringing in a rig. It is a very wide load and usually has escort vehicles and has to make very wide turns, etc., etc., etc. I can't remember the name of the road but have traveled it many times as I have relatives that live up there.

Thanks for that information. The road is a private road south of the Lewiston watertower.

It is off South Lewiston Road.

O.K. I'm familiar with that road as well. Same answer as before. Somewhat narrow, curvy and hilly.

Thanks for the information!

One thing I thought of last night and I'm assuming your private road connects with that south Lewiston Road. [South Lewiston road connects Hwy 38 and maybe Hwy 1057 I think, or the dollar road). If it's the power company doing the cleaning they're going to go all the way up and down the Lewiston road. If it's preparation for a rig they're probably only going to go from your road up to 38 or from your road down to 1057. They're only going to bring the rig in from one way. Why clean the rest of the road. Talk to whoever it is that keeps you informed and ask them to look if they think about it. One other thing to look for is lots of bright colored flagging tied to fences or shrubs, or something like that.

Thanks! There is bright-colored flagging tied to iron pipes.

@!Betty Ballow - I rcvd word recently that it is still guarded - let me know if you find out otherwise.  In fact I was told they had a truck removing "product" and that the well was producing

Michelle, I have a good friend that went to the Fluker site and drove right up.  There are workers there, but no police or guard on site.  I take that as a good sign that work is going on and no problems have arisen with the locals. :)  I will drive up there next chance I get to see for myself.

That sounds good - I think- Most of us are not really "skilled" in this area so we all look out for one another


Devon is appling for a unit in the Kentwood field


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