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SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY BACK AT MCMAHEN SITE NEAR WALKERVILLE magnoliareporter.com

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SWN conf call 10/24/14

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SWN BENSON 27 #1, S27 - 22N - 1E - UNION PARISH

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BROWN DENSE RUMORS

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SWN Union Parish unit applications

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Union Parish 3D seismic

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Goldston Oil Co.

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SWN APPLIES FOR L SMK UNITS IN UNION PARISH

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Comment by Ken Marx on October 27, 2014 at 12:42pm
Sorry. Can't say Abraham. I've been retired for 2 years, was a regional geologist and don't want to speculate. This is a question for production engineers
Comment by abraham on October 27, 2014 at 10:12am

Appreciate the response. Wish it was better news...

What would you expect SWN to do with existing wells producing at commercially viable levels?

Comment by Ken Marx on October 25, 2014 at 1:14pm
Abraham - in my opinion, SWN gave the Brown Dense their best shot and indications are they ate unwinding their position
Capital will be utilized in their less risky holdings such as the Marcellus. Disappointing news for mineral owners in NLA
(and MS/ALA/FLA for that matter).
Comment by abraham on October 20, 2014 at 10:34am

Your dialogue, while interesting, is hard for a novice lease owner to follow. What is bottom line? Should we be encouraged or discouraged by the latest findings?

Comment by Ken Marx on October 19, 2014 at 12:10pm
SWN is a very good company. I am sure they did their regional evaluation before picking up what they felt was the best area to make an unconventional Brown Dense play.
Brown Dense is a dirty limestone not really a shale play. Eagle Ford basal section, while also limey, has the advantage of a regional top seal (in geospeak basal Eagle Ford represents worldwide transgression capped by a maximum flooding surface. It also has world class source rock (TOC on the order of 10-15%). As an interesting aside, TMS, while same age as Eagle Ford has 2-3% TOC and is more ductile (clay rich, imbedment problems). School is still out on that play despite the acclaim given it by Goodrich and
Amelia.
Comment by North LA on October 18, 2014 at 7:47pm

Very interesting. Thanks for the insight. Do most companies get tunnel vision on new projects? Take SWN for example, will they only look at the LSBD on the land they have leased or will they take this opportunity to look at all potential targets? I understand they can't go on a wild goose chase but at the same time if you have property locked up you should try to maximize all returns if possible.

Comment by Ken Marx on October 18, 2014 at 7:06pm
Take the Eagle Ford as an example. Map the Yield regionally using just the old verticals.
Convert mud weight to pressure. Look at Austin Chalk API gravities of old verticals.
Map the thickness of Lower Eagle Ford, check mud logs and vitrinite reflectance. Map it all up and things fall into place. It doesn't take a rocket scientist just a good data miner and time because once industry gets one the bandwagon, leases go from $200 to $10,000 an acre in a few months
Comment by Ken Marx on October 18, 2014 at 6:58pm
Take
Comment by Ken Marx on October 18, 2014 at 6:56pm
It is part of being a pure exploration geologist not just a "bolt on" geo. How else are new plays found? The interest in the Brown Dense is it's known characteristics as an important source rock. Once it was shown that "it didn't have to look exactly like the Barnett". Unconventional exploration took off.
Usually, only the majors and large independents have the resources to cut teams loose on regional and, for that matter, worldwide projects.
Comment by North LA on October 18, 2014 at 6:51pm

Ken,

I know you were in the business. Do oil and gas companies extensively study old wells before proceding with any exploration?

I was just wondering because SWN has some interesting wells on land they have already leased. Here are a few such as a HA well producing 200bopd with BHP of 4,000+psi, a HA well making 400bopd with BHP of 4,000+psi, a smk A well producing 300bopd with BHP of 6,000+psi. There are many more examples.It almost seems O&G companies should get old wells and look for these high pressure areas and then lease the footprint, test, and then step out if productive.

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