Union Parish, LA

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Canadians Set to Extract Arkansas Lithium From Saltwater Sea 2 Replies

Started by Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant. Last reply by Ben Barnhill Nov 5, 2019.

Velandera Energy Partners Acquire Brown Dense Assets

Started by Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant Nov 23, 2018.

How to Find Update on Union Parish Drilling Application 3 Replies

Started by Ben Barnhill. Last reply by Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant May 20, 2015.

New Tick Creed unit applications 7/7/15

Started by North LA May 20, 2015.

Possible new south Union parish leasing activity 6 Replies

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Started by Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant Aug 26, 2014.

Drilling activity near Marion

Started by John R Carter Aug 19, 2013.

Drilling Activity? 48 Replies

Started by tom post. Last reply by 2yddy2rsrm3o2 Jan 9, 2013.

Any one wants to sellproperty in union parish? 12 Replies

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Fracing companies on Northern Louisiana (Union, Claiborne, Lincoln Parishes) 3 Replies

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Meeting in Spearsville to discuss three upcoming Seismic Surverys 14 Replies

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Advice and Information Needed 4 Replies

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New well off Pleasant Hill Road 10 Replies

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Comment by Oklahomachic on February 20, 2019 at 18:39

Anyone having deal with Samson Contour swellings to E Jennings in Union? 

Comment by Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant on August 19, 2013 at 16:53

John, see the  + Add a Discussion button just above Comment Wall, click it and post there.  You're getting very warm.

Comment by John R Carter on August 19, 2013 at 16:49
Quick question. I am a landowner in Union Parish near Marion . Sections 9 as all as 19 Township 23N. Is there any drilling or anticipated activity? I live in Bossier Parish and somewhat out of the loop. Thanks
Comment by Denise M. Clement on September 14, 2011 at 9:38

I live in tiny Spearsville,La. in Union Parish. The volunteer fire dept. currently has a annual budget of $5,000- $2,500 of that has to go to insurance via the Village of Spearsville. They have 2 old used fire trucks/tankers; one is over 30 years and was generously sold to them for $1 by LaPlace,La. 2 years ago (LaPlace has a 1 million dollar fire budget a year for their volunteer companies); this truck was used in Hurricane Katrina and is rusting. The other truck is almost as old and too was used and in ill repair. The village bought the Fire co. 8 new tires a month ago after their retreads kept exploding in the horrific heat at calls over this summer.

Please...the powers and companys that have come in leasing all this area for their oil & natural gas explorations need to step up and do the right thing and purchase at least a used brush truck for this tiny extremely rural Volunteer fire company (their last fund raiser netted $200)!

Their response area is about 165 square miles! At times taking them in and out of Arkansas.This is a huge public safety health and safety issue pertaining to oil and gas exploration!!! Spearsville Fire applied for FEMA grants last year with the help of our state Senators...and were notified although they were on the list, FEMA ran out of money:(

Thank you!

FYI Contact address:

Chief Tim Clement

Spearsville Volunteer Fire Department

2456 Highway 3121

Spearsville,Louisiana 71277-2002


Comment by Skip Peel - Mineral Consultant on May 20, 2011 at 21:51
Comment by North LA on October 10, 2010 at 19:04
This site is remarkable Chuck but take caution and don't use GHS as the final authority. If you have land in Union Parish, aka God's country, then protect yourself by getting a good O&G attorney before signing any lease. As far as the "gold mine" comment goes only time will tell. I think the majority of leasing is over for the year because most O&G companies are at the end of their budget for the year. Like your friend said, be patient and learn as much as you can. I think you're off to a good start.
Comment by Herman (Chuck) Plonnigs, III on October 10, 2010 at 15:10
Well North LA...thanks so much for your response…I have been operating under a false understanding as well. I have been thinking the BD was in fact a gas reserve! I have a friend whose father in law has thousands of acres in Desoto Parish. Several weeks ago I had asked her to ask him what he knew about the Brown Dense…he responded he was too busy with his HS development and didn’t know much about the BD. (I had personally learned of the BD on this web site)!

My friend told me two weeks ago that daddy in law was discussing business with another oil and gas guy and the guy mentioned Union Parish specifically, by name, as well as counties in Arkansas, as being a key geographical area that would play a large role in BD development. Quote “tell your friend to have patience; he is sitting on a gold mine”.

The knowledge you have just enlightened me with is encouraging coupled with the above statement.

Thanks again.

If I may make an observation. Apparently a growing trend in NW La is to show less concern with upfront bonus money any more interest in higher royalties. (I understand these folks have already made millions). I have been told there exists offers on minimal, in any, bonus money with 35+% royalty returns.

I’m thinking if current bonus money offers remain the same this is sounding likes a way to go. Each individual will have individual goals and objectives.

Again thanks…I go the school every time I get on this site!
Comment by North LA on October 10, 2010 at 9:54
They're looking for oil not gas. I'm sure the guy you talked to was being helpful but he doesn't know much about the brown dense play.
Comment by Herman (Chuck) Plonnigs, III on October 10, 2010 at 3:55
Quick question…W/re lower Smackover/brown dense…I recently had a conversation with a gentleman in Desoto Parish about area activity. I proceeded to ask if he was familiar with the BD formation in Union Parish. His immediate response was something to the effect…do to the higher cost/liability associated with potential production in the BD he didn’t anticipate any real ventures into the formation with the current price per unit being between 3-4 dollars. In his opinion, the per unit price would have to reach $10+ per unit in order to inspire any real economic interest in developing this formation.

Considering the current activity/production of the Haynesville Shale he didn’t think any real efforts into the Brown Dense should be expected in the foreseeable future.

He never implied there was nothing there…just the production would be more expensive.

This has a legitimate ring to it.

Any thoughts?
Comment by Herman (Chuck) Plonnigs, III on October 8, 2010 at 18:04
An observation…we have all read accounts of NW Louisiana experiencing an economic lift due to HS production. Well I just returned…Mansfield literally “throbs” on its 1930’sh infrastructure. Massive industrial strength complexes currently under construction (since January, 2008). The properties I observed were complexes being constructed to support companies directly involved with the production phase of this economic explosion. I stopped at a site in the process of being cleared for drilling purposes and, after asking the foreman for directions, discussed the plans for his site. (I tend to go the school whenever possible). His site was a 13 acre tract from which they have plans of drilling 4 separate HS wells.

I understand this has nothing to do with current circumstances in Union Parish…which is frustrating as that is where my land is located.

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