BW66-It was great to read your comment on what you were seeing in the area. I'm hoping things are indeed moving along our way, that would be great news for north louisiana. Keep me posted and thanks so much again!!
Is there any way I could find out if seismic testing was done on my property, and if so the results. I know that I was paid by someone wanting to do testing a couple years ago. Never heard anything. Oh, all we can do is pray that the Haynesville Shale is in our parishes. Technology is advancing, so even if it is a 19000 ft, maybe one day they can drill that depth. I don't know if its possible, cause I dont know much about it.
Thanks Bigwood. I waited ten long years to have a dog this ugly, but I love him and wouldn't trade him for anything. I do own some property in Jackson Parish (not near Vernon). I actually am working in Winnfield, so becoming more familiar with the area.
Most of the wells in the southern part of the parish are shallow oil wells. I bought land and lived in NW Winn back in 82, in about 83 a company came in and leased, in 86 another company came in and leased and did a shoot, and the line came across my land. Since that time till today no company has ever contacted me about leaseing. The strange thing is that about 2 miles to the north is the Bienville parish line, and within 100 yards of the line are gas wells, (The Danville Field) but they have never drilled across the line in Winn parish. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I know that gas doesn't know what a parish line is. And to the south at the lake is a big field. And on hwy 9 just before Creston there is an old bath house site from back in the 30s or 40s, and there is a pipe sticking up out of the ground, and 24/ 7 there is Gas and water spewing out of it, people stop and light it up and let it burn all the time. So please mr big gas company don't tell me that there is nothing in Winn parish.
Thanks for the info !! I went out to the well one day last week to have a look for myself, it had a flange bolted on but it wasn't plugged. I knew they didn't go deep enough to get to the HS ( bummer).
They are still doing the shoot west of there, I know we will never see any of the results, Chesapeake will keep those cards tight to the vest.
IF I can be of any help just let me know.
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