Avoyelles Parish

A place for discussion of oil and gas mineral activity in Avoyelles Parish which sits over the Austin Chalk, Tuscaloosa Trend and other formations.

Location: Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
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The earliest record of a permit for an oil well in Avoyelles Parish is June 19, 1920 for the Bordelon well near Goudeau. Only four wells were permitted in Avoyelles in the 1920s, with two near Cocoville and one near Fifth Ward, In 1933 the Haas oil field was discovered south of Bunkie which set off an oil boom in this part of the parish. The Haas field still produces oil today. In the 1960s, there were several wells permitted during a second oil boom for the parish. In the 1970s, much of the parish was leased for the Tuscaloosa Trend which did not fan out. In 2009, drilling began in the deeper Austin Chalk formations, with exploration of the Tuscaloosa Shale coming soon. GEOLOGICAL LAYORS BENEATH AVOYELLES: Frio ~3,000 feet; Sparta at about 6.500 ft.; Wilcox ~12,000 feet; Austin Chalk ~15,300 feet; Eagle Ford ~15,800 feet; TMS below Eagle Ford.

Discussion Forum


Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Woodlander Jul 10. 9 Replies

Lease offers: Avoyelles / Date of Offer / Royalty % / Bonus Per Acre / Years / Acreage Amount

Started by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher). Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jul 10. 9 Replies


Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Arlene Bordelon Feb 7, 2013. 3 Replies

dupuy land co. serial number 245050

Started by david crocket. Last reply by Scott Deupree Jan 9, 2013. 3 Replies

Clerks Office and Recent Title Searches

Started by Thomas Geeorge. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Aug 15, 2012. 1 Reply

New well permit Rapides Parish

Started by cajun65. Last reply by GoshDarn Aug 8, 2012. 1 Reply


Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jul 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Avoyelles leases

Started by W Sharp. Last reply by JW Jul 19, 2012. 5 Replies


Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by Skip Peel - Independent Landman Jun 20, 2012. 6 Replies


Started by Skip Peel - Independent Landman. Last reply by William C. Morrison May 9, 2012. 3 Replies

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Comment by Charles Bell on July 20, 2013 at 8:29am


I am new on this part of the site but was wondering if anyone has information on the status of the Paul 15H. Are they still in the process of fracking? The 5/31/13 entry is the last one on the SONRIS site(listed below by David Crocket). Thanks in advance.


Comment by david crocket on May 31, 2013 at 5:46pm

The last two entries on the Paul 15h in avoyelles parish  anybody with more infor? eog well

05/31/2013 31 16417 10941 5-19-13, STATUS 31 INACTIVE DRY HOLE FUT. UTIL. STATUS DATE: 5-19-13.
05/22/2013 06 16417 05/17/13: TOTAL DEPTH REACHED. 05/19/13: SET 5-1/2" CASING @16417' W/ 770 SX. STATUS DATE: 05/19/13
Comment by david crocket on May 28, 2013 at 9:43pm

the paul 15h reached total depth on the 17th of may and set casing on the 19th.  i don't know if everything was completed on this well and they moved that rig, or if another one was moved in.  we will have to defer to an expert.

Comment by CenturyMan on May 28, 2013 at 8:02pm

Does this mean that EOG has 2 rigs working in the area now?

Comment by david crocket on May 28, 2013 at 5:46pm

Dupuy land co. 30H was spud yesterday 05/27/2013

Comment by KFHarris on August 9, 2012 at 6:55pm

You are the man Skip!  I really appreciate all your help.  I cant say this will be the last time I will need your expertise!  I will definitely look at this link and see what I can find out.

Comment by Skip Peel - Independent Landman on August 9, 2012 at 6:46pm

KFH, no need to make the trip if you are willing to spend some time learning your way around the LA state O&G database, SONRIS.  You will find the answer to most of your questions there.  And from the comfort of your home easy chair and computer.  There is no requirement in LA law for an operator to inform you of their intention to drill a well.  You have to exercise some due diligence to track permitting and drilling on your minerals.  Use this link to get started.

Comment by KFHarris on August 9, 2012 at 6:29pm
I am new to this stuff, but I am learning fast. West wind Explorations came and leased our land back in March for 400 an acre with 25% royalties. However we live in Texas, have never seen the land and still havent received a rental production order or anything to say they are drilling. The land is located in Avoyelles section 6&7 T2S R3E. Can we are planning a trip down and have been in touch with Mr. Dupree for a plat of the property. But someone told us they were drilling, can anyone living there confirm that for me?
Comment by Abington on May 22, 2012 at 3:50pm

Halcon is now leasing tracts around Marksville at 500 an acre and 25 percent. What is also interesting is that they appear to be leasing some smaller tracts of ten acres or so, not just the big land owners.

Comment by cajun65 on April 20, 2012 at 6:38am

My wifes family signed a 3 yr. lease with Halcon last night 500 a acre and 25% roy. It is 32 acres in Fith Ward off Business Loop rd. They have interst in Sec. 26. at these time Time will tell.


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