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Latest USGS TMS O&G Resource Assessment
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Attached report is the August 2018 resources assessment done by the USGS.Basically no surprise - there are a lot of hydrocarbons in this section. The details of the updip and downdip boundaries of…Continue

Tags: resources, USGS, TMS

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rock Man Sep 11.

Frac Sand Provider Purchases Two Mines in Louisiana
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Article today about Shale Support purchasing two frac sand mines - one near Kinder and the other in "Central Louisiana" (this location info on their website)..As noted below, they are looking for…Continue

Tags: Austin, Chalk, kinder, louisiana, frac

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rock Man Jun 26.

SWN Shopping Lower Smackover Brown Dense Position at Winter NAPE
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See attached - despite some decent EUR projections, SWN has decided that this is not the play for them to be making right now.Also marketing positions in Colorado Sand Wash basin, Utah Paradox Basin…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Mar 11.


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Rock Man replied to david kenneth merritt's discussion mineral rights
"What people are paying for minerals will vary depending on the subsurface potential in any one area. I believe that your area is located in far NW part of Louisiana - much less potential and activity there than to the south in Caddo and other…"
Rock Man replied to David's discussion Anyone know why this huge spike to $3.57?
"I failed French - but liked German as my language requirement in college! LOL US companies have bailed out of some areas around the Baltic Sea as their shale gas play efforts "failed". Part of this issue is "bad rock" - the other…"
Rock Man replied to David's discussion Anyone know why this huge spike to $3.57?
"Depending on future prices, present "uneconomic" gas plays may move into the "economic" window and help to extend future gas supply. Present uneconomic plays like the Pearsall Shale (S Tx), much of the Woodford and Barnett in…"
Rock Man replied to David's discussion Anyone know why this huge spike to $3.57?
"Too funny. Building on earlier comments, there are some legitimate "shale gas" targets in Europe onshore. Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands, England, other areas. Aside from France (Where frac'ing is verboten), one of the biggest…"
Rock Man replied to David's discussion Anyone know why this huge spike to $3.57?
"Skip, good article on the worldwide LNG issue. I was in Warsaw a few years ago at a "shale gas" conference. The primary theme was to develop Polish unconventional gas reservoirs (which has essentially failed after the drilling of several…"
Rock Man replied to David's discussion Anyone know why this huge spike to $3.57?
"Even though it is a positive that Germany will start to import USA LNG, I can't see this being an "impact point" on recent gas price increases. The LNG terminal is years from being constructed - too far out to impact near term…"
Rock Man replied to jffree1's discussion BP Well Status - Angelina County, 8-28-18 in the group Angelina County, TX
"Just looked that well name up - a dinosaur that I have never heard of. Pretty unique! Hope it is equivalent to the anticipated well results (i.e. HUGE!)"
Rock Man commented on blackjackjackson's group Rapides Parish
"Operator may go deeper or shallower than permitted depth. All depends on when they well through target ( assuming base of AC) and then getting 100-150' of rat hole so that the section can be logged and entire section evaluated."
Rock Man commented on blackjackjackson's group Rapides Parish
"Jay, thanks - I should have figured that this was still pilot hole part of program / my error. Even more a concern that they are stuck in vertical hole."
Rock Man commented on blackjackjackson's group Rapides Parish
"David, thanks for the Crowell update. Not encouraging seeing them having to deal with stuck drill pipe only about 1000' below intermediate casing shoe. I figure this puts the wellbore either in the lower part of the curve or at a horizontal…"
Rock Man commented on Abington's group Austin Chalk
"When I tried to open this, I got a danger warning from my lap top protection software. So I did not proceed.  Just a warning. "
Rock Man replied to Keith Mauck (Site Publisher)'s discussion Big Changes Ahead for the Network - Please Read
"Keith, Congrats on your new opportunity and looking forward to the continuation of the Site with your wife taking the lead. "
Nov 11
Rock Man replied to Joseph's discussion Eagles Ranch 14H #1
"No problem - in the example PDF I posted, the 30' thick sweet spot is where I would put the lateral and try to stay in that interval for the total length of the horizontal (assuming that the "sweet spot" maintains its quality for the…"
Nov 5
Rock Man replied to Joseph's discussion Eagles Ranch 14H #1
"Comment on this question from Richard Davis (ran out of "reply" options on that thread): "For the laymen amongst us, is that a good or bad number for the prospects of the play in that vicinity?" This is only a single data point /…"
Nov 5
Rock Man replied to Joseph's discussion Eagles Ranch 14H #1
"Based on my experience with NuTech, this is the TOC corrected porosity of the reservoir. Question for Jay - is this 4.5% average for the entire AC section? Or the Basal AC? What is the range of porosity? What about NuPerm calculation as well as TOC…"
Nov 5
Rock Man replied to Skip Peel - Independent Landman's discussion Australis Seeks Funding For TMS Development in the group Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
"Recent Australis investor presentation citing $85 WTI as oil price basis for their TMS play. With oil recently dropping, their economics are taking a big hit already. I haven't seen info on their anticipated "realized" prices for…"
Nov 3

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At 1:04pm on June 23, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…
Go to SONRIS Document Access, scroll down to 3rd from bottom, Well Permit To Drill, enter S/N 231161 and check the box for Get Associated Documents. Scroll down to 19, click Adobe icon. This a multi-page P&A report.
At 6:34pm on June 16, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…
Good. Let me provide full disclosure. I assist mineral owners wherever I can in areas that I consider myself of adequate knowledge. I am not a member of NARO-LA owing to their formation by industry members in order to control or influence the discussions in the early years of the Haynesville Shale play. Over time I have advocated a more independent role with the willingness to oppose the industry on selected issues that have a harmful or potentially harmful impact on land/mineral owners. I have been a presenter and a panel member at numerous NARO-LA annual conventions but they have never quite made the decision to be fully independent from the industry. This has to do with a few long time board members who I have great respect for but they are lacking as advocates for private mineral owners.

I have been promoting a NARO-LA town hall for the central LA AC area but I am not sufficiently familiar with the area to answer geologically related questions or to give a general overview of what is happening and what may come next. My focus and paying jobs are Haynesville/Bossier shale related.

I can put you in touch with the main board members if you have an interest. If you would care to explore your participation further, let me know. I would certainly expect for all your travel and lodging expenses to be covered in addition to whatever you think your time and expertise may be worth in this matter.
At 6:16pm on June 16, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…
RM, Are you independent or tied to a company? I ask because my friends on the board of NARO-LA are considering some town hall meetings in the central LA parishes with AC activity in an attempt to provide some clarity and educate mineral owners. There should be a petrophysical assessment and a geologist to answer technical questions included in that presentation. Is that something that you might have some interest in? Compensation is negotiable.
At 10:36am on May 24, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…

Would you like a copy of my TMS spreadsheet?  email me at

At 12:41pm on May 7, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…

I'm looking to expand my list of clients.  My focus for ten years has been the Haynesville/Bossier but that business takes a hit when natural gas prices go south.  The current oversupply probably will persist for a couple of years.  If you run across anyone looking for some research and analysis regarding the AC, I'd appreciate a referral.

At 11:12am on April 5, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…

I don't think so but look for yourself.  Use the link below.  Scroll to the search option third from the bottom, Permit ti Drill/Amend.  Check the box to get all the docs and enter the well serial number, 181702.

I don't use Drillinginfo as I can access the raw data from the state O&G databases that are my business focus.

At 9:50am on April 5, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…

There are 17 pages in the historic well file in addition to well log.  If that is more than you can access with Drillinginfo, let me know.

At 9:37am on April 5, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…

RM, I'd like to try and find some additional data on the Rabalis #1 but can not pull up the well file and associated documents and reports with the API number.  Can you provide me with the state serial number?

At 9:38am on April 3, 2018, Skip Peel - Independent Landman said…

Just so you know, Jay is an experienced geologist with 35+ years of experience.  He is a high level manager for a private E&P company in Houston.  He has been a member of GHS since the earliest days and follows the Haynesville Shale, among other plays, because he owns a family farm with Haynesville production in a good rock portion of the play.  I think his company has drilled or promoted prospects in both the AC and TMS over the last five or six years.  So he has access to proprietary data.

At 6:03am on February 8, 2018, David Crockett said…

Thank you for your input. 



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