Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Austin Chalk Activty

There are a few items relating to the Austin Chalk:
-North Bayou Jack Field (Avoyelles Parish): Nelson Energy has permitted their next Austin Chalk horizontal in AUS RA SUAA; The Deshotels et al 13H-1 is in Sec. 13-02S-05E. The permitted measured depth is 20146 with a true vertical depth of 15380.
-Pinewood Field (Vernon Parish): Swift Energy Operating LLC has called for a public hearing regarding Austin Chalk Zone, Reservoir C. The proposed unit, AUS C RC SUA is 1360 acres.  The proposed unit straddles township 1n and 1s of range 9w.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Devon Energy Production Co. Lane 64-1: Drilling Plan

There was a surprisingly low number of attendees at the pre-application meeting for Devon's first Tuscaloosa Marine Shale well last week.  The consultants who presented the well plan were very informative.  Devon plans to first drill a vertical well to a measured depth of 15,500'.  In this wellbore, it's likely that a conventional core will be taken along with a very robust well log suite.  The company plans to frac the TMS in the vertical wellbore.  The rig will then move to Devon's 2nd location to the north (more on that later).  Following the 2nd well, the rig will return to the Lane 64-1 unit and drill a horizontal well.  The current frac plan is for 13-15 stages.  It is likely that the 64-1 will spud before the unit is approved.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Devon Energy Production Co. Lane 64-1 Is Official

Devon's 1st Tuscaloosa Marine Shale well became official today. It appears on SONRIS.  The details are as follows:
API: 1703720149
Serial #: 243108
Location: 64-3s-1e (N 27 D 01' 05" W - 11,433.36' FROM NGS MONU. "WHITE" IN SEC 64)
Longitude: -91.1077381
Latitude: 30.79042106
Measured Depth: 15500'
For more details on the location:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Devon's Drillsite Progress

Progress is being made on the drillsite for Devon's 1st Tuscaloosa Marine Shale well in East Feliciana Parish, LA.  The well is near the town of Ethel.  A permit has yet to be released by the Office of Conservation.

Devon Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Location

Monday, April 4, 2011

Devon Energy Proposes 1st TMS Unit

The next era of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Play appears to be "officially" started. Devon Energy has filed for their first Tuscaloosa Marine Shale unit.  The proposed 720 acre unit is located in East Feliciana Parish, LA just east of the town of Ethel.  Based on the location, it appears that Devon is "going deep" early in the play.  Based on information from the existing well in the proposed unit, the base of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale occurs at an average measured depth of 14,900' across the proposed unit.  With the addition of a lateral wellbore of 5280', the potential total measured depth of the 1st well could be up to 20,380'.

For a detailed review of the unit, click here: