Kay, the latest activity is definitely Austin Chalk with Anadarko (A162) being the most active driller followed by Swift (S351) and Indigo II (60024). Here's the list of the wells drilled in Vernon Parish since Jan. 2010.
241312 AUS C RA SUJ;GASRS 5 001 05-MAY-10 A162 005-02S-11W 2117 BURR FERRY, SOUTH 19774 287 10
241814 AUS C RB SUC;GASRS 18 UNIT 001 05-AUG-10 A162 018-01S-10W 2117 BURR FERRY, SOUTH 19270 288 10
Kay, the current O&G development activity in Vernon Parish is not related to the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale. Too far west. Two Dogs knows this area well and would be the best member to contact directly. It is my impression the Wilcox formation has drawn the bulk of the interest to date and that El Paso is probably the main company involved. Vernon Parish may have some industry interest based on the emerging Austin Chalk but it has not manifested itself to the point it is evident at this time.
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