Sunday, July 31, 2011

AAPG Article On The TMS

An article from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Explorer publication:

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Austin Chalk - Lateral Lengths

There are some ambitious lateral lengths planned for recently permitted Austin Chalk wells.

Data Source: SONRIS

Friday, July 29, 2011

Austin Chalk - Drilling Rates

With several Austin Chalk wells drilling, it's a good time to review drilling rates.  It appears that four different operators are drilling at similar rates.

Data Source: SONRIS

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Scout Report - July 27, 2011

This weeks Scout Report:

Encana Honors Alfred C. Moore

Encana filed their completion report with the State of Mississippi for the Board of Education 1H well with the field name "Alfred C. Moore" in honor of Tuscaloosa Marine Shale pioneer, Alfred C. Moore. Hats off to Encana!

"I am exceedingly grateful to Encana for honoring my father with their selection of his name for their first field name, in what I hope will be many, many successful Tuscaloosa Marine Oil Shale fields for them and others to come. It is wonderfully kind and generous, and I want to personally thank every Encana employee involved with the decision. My entire childhood family has since passed, so this is an especially wonderful moment for me personally, as I see my father's lifelong dream for this play and for its potential contribution to America's future, possibly unfolding before my eyes. I thank everyone at Encana for honoring him and his contribution to the play in such a meaningful way. I was completely surprised by the news, and will always be eternally grateful. Thank you to everyone at Encana, and may God bless you all."
Clint Moore  (Alfred Moore's son)

Prior post with Mr. Moore's play history:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Encana BOE #1H Test Results

********* CORRECTION ***********

The Mississippi Oil & Gas Board report shows these results for the Encana Board of Education 1H well:
-Date of 1st production: 6/15/11
-Producing method: flowing
-Date of test: 6/18/11
-Hours tested: 24
-Choke size: 12/64
-Oil produced: 373 bbls
-Gas produced: 119 mcf (flared)
-Water produced: 534 bbls
-Gas/Oil Ratio: 319
-Tubing pressure: n/a
-Casing pressure: 1770 psi

Formation Top - Tuscaloosa Marine Shale: 11815

Frac Job:
-11977-12114: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 144,000# Prop & 6,782 bbls SW
-12212-12381: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 210,000# Prop & 11,075 bbls SW
-12433-12643: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 214,000# Prop & 10,793 bbls SW
-12717-12938: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 292,000# Prop & 10,333 bbls SW
-12989-13179: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 270,000# Prop & 10,226 bbls SW
-13379-13590: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 2600# Prop & 2000 Gal Acid
-13558-13785: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 52,000# Prop & 6710 bbls SW
-13863-14275: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 329,000# Prop & 17,355 bbls SW
-14319-14530: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 118,000# Prop & 7259 bbls SW
-14629-14900: 6 SPF .44" Titan, 239,000# Prop & 7528 bbls SW
Total Proppant: 1,541,600#

Monday, July 25, 2011

TMS - TVD vs Lateral Length

The upcoming wells in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale have some impressive permitted lateral lengths.  It will be interesting to see how the drilling progresses in this next group of wells.

Data source: SONRIS, Mississippi Oil & Gas Board

Friday, July 22, 2011

Encana Announces Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Position

In Encana's quarterly earnings call yesterday, they announced their position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.  It appears that we now have two major players in the play that have significant experience in shale drilling, completion, and production.

"Additionally, we have captured more than 250,000 net acres in the Tuscaloosa marine shale located in Mississippi and Louisiana. We will drill our first horizontal well starting next month. Although unproven today, we see this opportunity as a large unconventional oil- and liquids-rich natural gas resource play."


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuscaloosa Marine Shale - Drilling Rates

With three wells drilled/drilling in the TMS, a comparison can be made on the drilling rates.  So far, the operators appear to be making great time on the vertical drilling.  Of course, drilling the horizontal and fracking will be other key variables.

Source: SONRIS

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Scout Report - July 6, 2011

This weeks Scout Report:

Devon Energy Lane 64-1 Drilling Statistics

The Devon drilling engineers reached TD on the Lane 64-1 TMS well in an impressive timeframe.  They reached 15000' in 18 days.  Including obtaining conventional cores, they reached vertical TD of 15528 in 32 days.  Very impressive. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Anadarko Permits Another Austin Chalk Well

Anadarko permitted the Lacour 42-1 in Pointe Coupee Parish. This well is adjacent to the 43-1 at Lacour Field.  Planned measured depth is 22251 with a true vertical depth of 15447.