Hey Jim! Sorry I am so slow in getting back to you. I just neer noticed that I had a "message section!" Too funny! But anyway, whats the latest on leasing and such in Bienville Parish? I havent heard a word from anybody either way. You can either message me back or email me at DAWNLPN2004 at yahoo. Have a good one! ~d~
Hey Jim! You're from Saline? Well us good ole boys have to be of good stock! Ever hear of Pistol Hill at Saline? That is where I was raised. Mighty good people and pretty country down there.
My wife and I have lived in Bossier City for 52 years but visited often when my mother was living. Don't go as often now but always good to meet anyone from down there! I did not notice the friends option until yesterday. Sorry for not contacting you earlier. Guess we need a class in operating this computer.
Hey Jim, I know I hate the way the main page is in regards to locating Natchitoches Parish. If you go to the main page where all the parishes/counties are located go to the very bottom and hit the link view all and you'll then be able to find natch parish forum. If you click on the messenger discussion you will read where ms messenger has since posted and if you visit her page you'll see all the pictures from the well. If you check on the main pages pictures link you'll find not only all the pictures ms messenger posted you'll find some aerial shots of the area as well.
When you can post your pics, it's been great to see the well finally. Thanks for always keeping me posted about the area. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that.
Talk to you soon,
Jim, my sister-in-law also has 19.09 acres in Bienville Parish, S12, T14N, Range R6W. She stated she would like to be a part of the group if one is formed.
I don't know all I need to know at this time about the oil company activities. I am wondering... I hear the companies will set up the wells close to a section line and do horizontal drilling on that section as well as on the next section, therefore sucking out the oil from the adjoining section with no royalties paid to those landowners. Is there a way to protect ourselves from this type of drilling at the time of signing our lease. Just wondering...
From previous water well drilling on the property the lignite is 650 feet from the top of the ground. The water wells are 850 feet deep. There are 2 wells involved on my 14 acres and my brother's 10 acres which adjoin each other. Both were set out with superior pines in 2005. My brother and I will lease our land but it will be at a fair price and will not be donated to the oil or gas companies. We are well aware of the amount people are being paid for leases and $400.00 will not be enough! I'd rather watch my pine trees grow!
I would be glad to be a part of a Bienville group to meet and discuss the options.
jim i read the following post from you on the site....
I don't have any section #, but I can tell you what I know. Around the cross roads of Hwy 126 and 505 toward Winnfield and toward Dodson up to the Big pipe line west of Dodson. I spoke to a man yesterday just down the road from the well that was drilled by the big pipe line, and he told me that the land man has not made it that far east, he lives just east of the big pipe line on Hwy 126. The well is just west of the pipe line.
have you found out any further info on this well...my land is in the 12-6 area of goldonna la
Been on Vac just arrived home went to visit son/family in Michigan. I don't live in Ringgold but visit almost every weekend.
My mother and her sister leased last week with Petro for $9000. I couldn't talk here out of it she doesn't really need the money right now ....better to wait. They are leasing above Ringgold into south Webster . Mom had 87 acres and her sister had over 100 in the Bistaneau community. I only have 40 acres that is free the rest is held by production from a old 20+ year old Rodessa gas well. It only makes a 1 to 2 million of gas every month so its not very productive anymore. I am sure the operator will sell Haynesville rights to PetroHawkor Questar as the are buying most of the leases in this area. Questar has a lot of older leases around , they are drilling the Wigging well below Ringgold their first Haynesville well. Know a guy in Ringgold that turned down 15,000 almost in the city.
Did they get the 3D done around you? I heard they were doing a shoot east of Fryburg/ Jamestown and Castor/Martin on to the river.
You say they are doing seismic work, west? How far? Anyway from the info I gather nothing has ever been drilled to the depth they are talking about the HS in all of Winn Parish. Only one or 2 since the 70's have gone past 12k. most in the parish that produce are shallow in the southern TS's.
Hey Jim, I checked out the SONRIS site and found the well on the Big Pipeline. 24-13N-4W. It was drilled to 6700 ft code 32(dry hole) and as of 6/10/08 was sheduled to be plugged and abandoned, but oddly it didn't show it being plugged. So I don't know. Most of the wells show a completion date to P&A, but this one does not. I haven't been down there in a while so I might go check it out when the rain clears. Woody
Hi, Jim, I was interested in your statement that you don't believe the HS extends into Winn. Who do you work for and what is that based on? They are doing tons of seismic work in Northwest Winn and I was told by them that they are looking for the HS there. Chesapeake has leased some of my land up there and I have several other leases from two years ago.. I own quite a bit of land in Winn but also in Bossier, Claiborne and Grant so I am trying to find out what is happening. Is it true that the boundaries of the HS are still fluid? I am out of state so it is hard to find out any info.
Thanks for taking time to chat.
Jim, where did you hear about landmen in Winn parish? Do you know of any leasing going on there-especially near Dodson. I heard that they drilled a discovery well near Dodson but can't seem to find out anything about it.
Any help or info you have on activity in Winn would be greatly appreciated.
Jim..your post made me laugh...the big city of goldonna oh my...this might be a stupid ? but which Well were you referring to that you couldnt get info on?.....was there one in Goldonna?....that was be a huge shock
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