June 2009 Blog Posts (23)

Help out the Little Guy: Reserve your Shallow Rights!!

Once upon a time, before the Haynesville Shale introduced Northwest Louisiana to the concept of a resource play, the search for oil and gas was conducted by many smaller companies. These smaller companies would drill the more traditional prospects, looking for that hidden resevoir of oil or gas. Now, with the HA shale, large companies have aquired enormous leaseholds and effectivly push out the small independents.

I have watched as these small independents have had to go elsewhere in… Continue

Added by The_Baron on June 30, 2009 at 3:59 — 15 Comments

Our Site Needs to Unite

Joe Dyer here, I have been reading all my messages in my box the last few months. To be honest with everyone I have been rather disapointed. We have seen to have lost site of why we started GoHaynesvilleShale. We all need to remember why this site was started, to share information about the Natural Gas situation that we have been blessed with. We need to share our information on everything we learn and find out. I know we all have our differences, but I think we should not use this site to show… Continue

Added by Joe Dyer on June 29, 2009 at 16:02 — 5 Comments

Action starting at Hall#5 (MTDR)

I Was at the location this morning. they were working on the well head with a piece of equipmet that I have never seen before. I would have asked what it was and what they were doing but,they were having PROBLEMS,so i decided to go back later,which will be ina few minutes. Does any one have an idea what this piece of equipment might be? As you Know we are having problems with fracking north of town. Porosity! JOE DYER

Added by Joe Dyer on June 27, 2009 at 10:21 — No Comments

Petrohawk sends bonus checks

We signed three years ago for pennies. Today I received a letter stating they had extended our contract until 2011. Included was the same amount for bonus as we originally received( pennies). The contract does read that they can extend the contract. However, I thought they had to re negotiate the bonus amount. Thanks for the help. I'm new @ this blog thing so bare with me

Added by JDT on June 23, 2009 at 12:03 — 3 Comments

Economic Recovery Fears Sends Crude Oil Prices Lower on June 22

Fears over world economic recovery sent crude oil future prices sharply lower on June 22. The price fell a whopping $2.52 to sink to $67.50. Natural gas prices continue to hoover around the $4 level. On June 23, Natural gas for July delivery gained 1.1 cent to $3.94 per 1,000 cubic feet in early morning trading.

In other energy news:

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has laid off 50 employees from its corporate office in Oklahoma City. In the U. S., Chesapeake has… Continue

Added by weatherman on June 23, 2009 at 2:32 — No Comments

Permit Agent looking for work!!

Just checking to see if anyone out there is in need of a permit agent. I have over four years experience in the Barnett Shale, I am fairly familiar with the area of ArkLaTex I lived in Texarkana for two years as well as Monroe for two years, I loved living in both of those towns the people are great. If anyone has any leads let me know.


Added by Jerad Doty on June 18, 2009 at 4:18 — 4 Comments

Mineral Rights

I read the Mineral code back and forth, however I located a deed that my parents had sold a small portion of land in 1985. At the conclusion of the deed I noticed a section that stated ** Seller retains One-Half (1/2) of the Mineral Rights on the property herein conveyed. So is possible the mineral rights could be held since, this was allowed by the Judge to include this caption. All ears for answers.

Added by Stephen Cole on June 17, 2009 at 16:07 — 3 Comments

The Haynesville Shale will Even Help the Elitist Heat their Home

You see it inside the beltway and everywhere else; A lack of appreciation for the contributions of rural America. Sometimes it's subtle, but it's there alright. Take this line from a Forbes' article, using a worn and tired theme, by Jesse Bogan on the Haynesville Shale.

"...the stream of shale lurks two miles under the pastures, trailer homes and piney woods of the region."…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on June 17, 2009 at 3:30 — 3 Comments

Reflections on Go Haynesville Shale’s First Year

Started on a Whim

Coonman Joins!

Spark Turns into a Flame

A Vacuum is Filled

Information is Shared

Shale-Speak is perfected…


Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on June 16, 2009 at 4:00 — 9 Comments

Natural Gas Price Market Slowly Recovers Amid Worst Recession Since 1931

The worst recession since 1931 continues this Spring-Summer 2009. Energy markets have recovered somewhat from crude oil prices falling into the upper 30 dollar range per barrel several months ago. On June 15, 2009, the energy markets showed the following:

Natural Gas : Natural gas for July delivery jumped 32.5 cents to settle at $4.182 per 1,000 cubic feet. For June 16, natural gas for July delivery fell 7 cents to settle at $4.312 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Crude… Continue

Added by weatherman on June 15, 2009 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

When Legality And Morality Are No Longer One In The Same

Morality used to be the standard by which law was enacted. The law helped govern and foster what was the morally acceptible actions that were expected from the citizenship under said law. Once upon a time, the two seemed indistinguishable from each other.

Prior to the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862 and the 13th Ammendment in 1865 , many felt that slavery was immoral. Yet even after its passages, there were factions that felt it was their right to own slaves. But after many years… Continue

Added by Snake Stewart on June 14, 2009 at 11:22 — No Comments

E-mails from the Edge II

This one is for you Veterans. I have never heard of this before, but I thought it was important

enough to pass along here.

"I had a doctors appointment at the local VA clinic yesterday and found something very interesting

I would like to pass along..

While going through triage before seeing the doctor,

I was asked at the end of the exam, three questions.

1. Did I feel stressed ?

2. Did I feel threatened ?

3. Did I… Continue

Added by Snake Stewart on June 13, 2009 at 7:53 — No Comments

E-mails from the Edge

I have on occasion, forwarded e-mails that I receive from different people because of the nature of its context. Whether it be political to patriotic, religious to ridiculous. I have decided to start posting here as well, instead of just forwarding, to keep from filling ones inbox/trash bin with stuff that you may or may not even read. I enjoy reading these e-mails so if you have sent them in the past, please continue to do so.

I must also add that while I can identify with almost… Continue

Added by Snake Stewart on June 13, 2009 at 7:00 — No Comments

Fracking: The Next Agent of Global Crises

First drinking water, now earthquakes? Truly becoming a "nuisance" for all seasons. Fracking may need an image makeover before this is all done. Maybe a new & younger woman by its side.

"At issue is a drilling practice called "fracking," in which water is injected into the ground at high pressure to fracture the layers of shale and release natural gas trapped in the rock. There is no consensus among scientists about whether the practice is contributing to the quakes. But such… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on June 12, 2009 at 9:00 — 13 Comments

American Energy Act

Washington, DC -

Fleming is co-sponsoring this.

American Energy Act:

Renewable Energy

· The bill creates a Renewable and Alternative Energy Trust Fund to provide funding for energy programs authorized by federal law, such as biomass, hydroelectric, clean coal, solar, wind, geothermal and other forms of renewable energy. The fund will encourage the development of renewable, alternative and unconventional fuels, and new energy sources, using… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on June 11, 2009 at 11:03 — No Comments


The following report was found through a link on the Railroad Commission of Texas home page:



This report was prepared for the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory by the Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, Ok. with… Continue

Added by jffree1 on June 11, 2009 at 7:00 — 6 Comments


I have a confession. Dare I tell it? I may as well bite the bullet and just tell my deep dark secret.


There, I've said it and I am not ashamed of admitting it. My day is just not complete without reading something Parker has to say. It can be something Haynesville Shale related or a blog telling me what kind of tree I am based on my birthday month! Anything, I just eat it up. I have hungered for nearly 2 weeks for anything written by Parker.

Now Parker, I know… Continue

Added by Cathaus on June 11, 2009 at 2:55 — 5 Comments

It's close to time for companies to renew sec. leases

It's getting close to the time where O & G companies to renew their land leases, especially with municipalites,levee districts and whole sections. If anyone has any info. please let GHS members know. I know of one that is up in October north of town. Joe

Added by Joe Dyer on June 10, 2009 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

question on units

can anyone provide me with a link so I can see how many wells are in my 640 acre unit.
thank you , DeBroeck 033, 16N..13W

Added by john hamilton on June 4, 2009 at 3:53 — 1 Comment

3 Trinidad Rigs

What are the 3 Trinidad rigs located near an exit on I49 doing ?

Added by Dan Lohman on June 3, 2009 at 11:52 — 1 Comment

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