Austin Chalk in Vernon Parish

Started April 19, 2011 at 12:14 am by @Joe Aldridge in Austin Chalk

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Joe Aldridge
04/19/11 12:14:38AM
Post questions and comments about Vernon Parish in this thread. More people will see it.
Joe Aldridge
04/19/11 12:18:28AM @joe-aldridge:

Posted in the Comment section by Jamie:

We have two pieces of property in the Slagle area, Vernon Parish. On the first piece (40 acres) a rep from a company contacted parents by mistake and left message to call if interested. They made contact again on the second piece (25 acres) two weeks ago, different person but same company. They made a tentative offer of 125.00 an acre with 1/5 royalties. This offer was only for the second piece and stated the first piece was in a different area handled by a another rep. Came back and made a lower offer of 100.00 an acre with same royalties. We have not leased. Would like to hear more about the drilling in Vernon. Was it not successful?

Joe Aldridge
04/19/11 12:58:04AM @joe-aldridge:


Anadarko has completed two well in Vernon Parish in the last 6 months or so. One is producing +/- 100 bbls per day the other 500 bbls or so a day. They are spudding another presently. There is another well that was completed early this year but we can't get info on - the company won't release the data. That is the Indigo -Bentley Lumber well. We've about figured out that that well may be an Eagleford well.

I won't tell you to either lease or not to or what to lease for. You and your family have to make that decision. I have been told both here on this siteand in personto take my time. I was told in person by ageologist at one of the pre-app conferences to not give my lease away. He said that a hundred dollars an acre would not cut it in the Chalk and TMS. That's the plays that we are looking at in my area. His remark was a direct statement to me and was notsolicited. However, I have no idea what we are possibility looking at as far as a realistic bonus is concerned. From what I can ascertain a lot of people in the industry seem to think that this is just getting started and that it may be best to wait if we can. That is strictly up to you and your family though.

Who is the leasing company and who are they leasing for? Also, watch the State lease sales. That may give you a pretty good idea what is being paid in your area for bonuses on State property.

Two Dogs, Pirate
07/09/11 07:38:52PM @two-dogs-pirate:
Tom, who the hell knows the formations? you are between the Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Tuscaloosa Marine shale and the Austin Chalk along with several shallow formations.
Two Dogs, Pirate
07/09/11 11:50:45PM @two-dogs-pirate:
I just hope that they drill it. I think we may get production from the TMS and AC in South Sabine.
Craig Wascom
08/03/11 12:16:07AM @craig-wascom:
It looks like these units are representing the larger sized units I have been hearing about due to horizontal drilling. Any comments on this thought?
Old Scout
08/07/11 10:29:37PM @old-scout:

This just in - not sure if previously mentioned

Anadarko Permits Another Austin Chalk Well - Vernon Parish

Craig Wascom
08/07/11 11:50:17PM @craig-wascom:
Looks like the AC is becoming the target of choice in Louisiana. Glad to see the permits but would like to see some wells spud.
Craig Wascom
09/01/11 01:33:18PM @craig-wascom:
Swift permits another Austin Chalk well in Vernon Parish.
John Matherne
05/15/13 04:32:37PM @john-matherne:

Austin Chalk is being spoked! Glad to see at least some activity.

Skip Peel - Independent Landman
06/10/13 03:49:55PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:

No link to the Well File? Come on, david. Make it easy for us. LOL! This is an Anadarko well. You know APC doesn't know how to drill and complete an Austin Chalk well! LOL! Seriously, all LOL aside, it is a very, very good well. Hope it's yours!

John Matherne
06/10/13 04:00:47PM @john-matherne:

I clicked the 10245071 and it came up for me. This well is producing considerable condensate and gas.

Skip Peel - Independent Landman
06/10/13 04:05:07PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:

Correct, John. My apologies david. This might be a good point to mention that once monthly production is reported to the state and entered into the database, the condensate will be listed under "Oil". The state arbitrarily lumps all liquid production under the oil heading. Therefore there are two reporting categories, Oil and Gas.

Craig Wascom
06/28/13 08:49:46PM @craig-wascom:

Who permited it?

Two Dogs, Pirate
06/28/13 09:16:23PM @two-dogs-pirate:

Yuma E&P. There was an assignment into them a few months ago on a good bit of the HBP stuff in several parishes. Maybe Yuma can light this chalk fuse?

Skip Peel - Independent Landman
07/16/13 12:08:14PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:

Not that I have heard of, Alicia. There was a state auction tract just to the south on the Sabine-Vernon line recently but it did not draw any bids. Further south into Vernon there are sporadic reports of leasing and there have been some tracts in monthly auctions that have received successful bids. The last time I checked the Zap Minerals well it was still a temporary plug & abandon. In southern Vernon there is a fair amount of development activity that is in the Wilcox zones.

Skip Peel - Independent Landman
07/17/13 10:52:32AM @skip-peel-independent-landman:

Unless Jay drilled that one too, we will need a location by section-township-range or the well name and operator. I keep my boat at Pirate's so I know where Kites is located. A little help with additional information would certainly save me some time and help get you an accurate reply.

Skip Peel - Independent Landman
07/17/13 12:55:27PM @skip-peel-independent-landman:

Alicia, there is a section. A township. And a range. All are required to complete a location description. It would be written something like this: S14 -4N - 12W. Kites is located in Township 4N - Range 12W. Regardless of the correct section number, there are no producing wells in the township. The few wells listed are all dry and plugged or plugged and abandoned.

Two Dogs, Pirate
07/25/13 12:38:12PM @two-dogs-pirate:

There was some talk about EOG drilling a TMS well on Indigo property about a mile North of the intersection of Hwy 8 & Hwy 28 East of Leesville.

07/25/13 01:37:47PM @andrew6:

They formed a TMS unit at Fort Polk, if that's different from the location you're referring to.

Two Dogs, Pirate
07/25/13 02:43:09PM @two-dogs-pirate:

Thats the one.

Joe Aldridge
07/25/13 03:42:27PM @joe-aldridge:


Its all dependent on faulting. If you have major faulting then you can have as you put it the "motherload". Its seems that there is good faulting along the shelf as the formation "broke" over the Continental shelf. In other areas you have synclines and anticlines that form a fracture system. Those fractures can hold a lot of oil in Austin Chalk and be very productive with both a vertical or horz. well. I think that is what they are looking at in MS with the current drilling.

Two Dogs, Pirate
10/24/13 07:20:57PM @two-dogs-pirate:

Sonris 10-23-13 Yuma posted the IP on their AUS C RA SUB Crosby 1000 BOPB and 2000 MCFD in Section 12-T2S-R7W. Way to go Yuma.

John Matherne
10/28/13 09:09:24AM @john-matherne:

Glad to hear someone else is doing well in the Austin Chalk. Could be a big potential there that is not being explored to its fullest.

Two Dogs, Pirate
02/09/14 03:56:54PM @two-dogs-pirate:

Yuma updated the IP for the AUS C RA SUB Crosby to 430 BOPD and 1736 MCFD.

Joe Aldridge
02/09/14 05:42:51PM @joe-aldridge:


It looks like it has a pretty good gas drive. Has the well stabilized at that production rate?

Two Dogs, Pirate
02/09/14 07:04:22PM @two-dogs-pirate:

Joe within a few days of the original IP Yuma said that they had made a mistake in the first IP and removed the figures of production. This IP, I guess would be the one to base the original IP on.

John Matherne
04/16/14 10:15:19AM @john-matherne:

The best producing AC well thru 1/2014 and its dual lateral design.

Joe Aldridge
01/24/15 08:34:44AM @joe-aldridge:

Thanks David,

I have not been following AC that much lately. Sounds like there is still some interest in the trend. Hope they get a GREAT well.

08/19/18 09:32:03AM @christiej2020:
Have some inherited property in Vernon Parish. Got a call this week from a landman with McGinty-Durham wanting me to sign a lease (Austin Chalk). He said it a new type of horizontal drilling that has been really successful in Texas austin chalk.
He stated that my step-mother had already signed her lease on her part of the property last week, and someone up the road had signed theirs some time ago. Their land has been cleared and fences were started going up around site this week. I am holding out on signing until I get my lease in the mail, read over it, and do my research.
I am having a hard time finding info on any type of projections for this "new revival" of the Austin Chalk play in Vernon Parish, I guess it is way too early in the game to find the info. I need as much info as possible in order to decide if I want to hire a lawyer and fight for the TRUE amount of land I was supposed to inherit preceding my father's death.
I am in the learning phase and ANY suggestions or advice that could be given would be greatly appreciated.




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