Saturday, March 12, 2011

Leesville Daily Leader Article On Austin Chalk Activity

Gas companies expect to drill 50-70 wells in Burr Ferry area

By TAMMY SHARP
Posted Mar 12, 2011 @ 03:00 PM
"Fifty to 70 natural gas wells are expected to be drilled in the near future to access natural gas in the Burr Ferry areas, according to a landman who spoke only on condition of anonymity. At least three wells have already been drilled within the last year to access natural gas which lies in the Austin Chalk, a formation that sweeps through Texas, Central Louisiana and Mississippi. In fact, the Vernon Parish Clerk of Courts has been deluged lately with oil and gas landmen and abstractors researching deeds and acreage in western Vernon Parish, especially the Burr Ferry, Knight and Evans communities.
"Everywhere I go people ask me" about what's going on, said Clerk of Court Willie Deon of the buzz of activity at the courthouse."
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