West Feliciana Parish


West Feliciana Parish

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Location: West Feliciana, St. Francisville, LA
Members: 45
Latest Activity: Jul 10

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Comment by Steve on July 10, 2014 at 12:22pm

Seeing Wells,  There are a half dozen or so unit applications approved in W. Fel  but no new well permits yet - other than the Goodrich SLC(being fracked now) and the Walker(operator?) well which should be spud  very soon. GDP has a unit application next to the old Devon Murphy well and Halcon has 3 units it took over from Encana (in the Mulberry Hill area generally) and there other are units formed near the Walker well.  There is only one other well pad already built that I know of (other than the Walker site) and that is on the Hamilton Willis property (not in any formed unit yet) - it was built by Encana 2 years ago and is now owned by Halcon - HK hasn't put it on a spud calendar yet but they did recently renew the lease.

Comment by Curious George on July 10, 2014 at 12:13pm

I look there daily for updates and some how missed that.  Thanks

Comment by Dana Melancon on July 10, 2014 at 12:11pm
Thanks y'all, keep me in the loop!!
Comment by Steve on July 10, 2014 at 12:07pm

 Curious George,   I don't know if it is allowed here or maybe would just be impolite for me to send links to other websites from this site  - but, you can simply Google search "Kirk Barrel" and then click on the 1st listing and it will bring you to his June 23 blog post - the quotes are in the body of his post.

Comment by Seeing Wells! on July 10, 2014 at 11:58am

Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU! I understand there are more wells being drilled (by word of mouth) than there are located on the map I saw in June... now to go figure out how I found it before ;-)

Comment by Curious George on July 10, 2014 at 11:54am


 All that sounds great and from what I hear there may be activity picking up in W.Feliciana.  Where did you get that quote from Kirk?

Comment by Steve on July 10, 2014 at 11:46am

The SLC well may be the one to change the focus towards the west.

I think these recent comments from geologist Kirk Barrel are encouraging for us in W. Fel.

He believes a telling production metric is developing in regard to the effects of thickness of the TMS pay zone in different areas. West Feliciana has a relatively thick TMS pay zone compared to most other areas. Additionally the TMS is deeper in W. Fel. which means a higher gas to oil ratio(GOR) and less clay/more calcite - higher GOR is good to a point because increased gas helps push the oil through the rock and to the surface, potentially increasing flow rates and/or reducing decline rates. Increased calcite means potentially easier to frack and potentially a better natural fractured matrix in the rock. All of this is untested yet since we haven't had but on well so far (Murphy drilled by Devon 2 years ago near the Ms. line)

Kirk says:

“With a net pay of 75' (GDP's recent Nunnery well), this result is not only expected, but good for the pay thickness. The GDP Lewis 30-19H-1 has 110' of net pay and had an initial potential of 1450 boepd.”

“The net pay in the Beech Grove of 95' will not likely compare in result with the SLC 81H-1 (157')”

Comment by Dana Melancon on July 10, 2014 at 11:08am
Just wondering if any more permits have been issued in west Felicana? We were surely hoping things were gunna crank off..
Comment by Dana Melancon on June 11, 2014 at 10:38pm
Thanks for all the info, learning a little everyday!! Have a wonderful Father's Day to all the dads out there!!! Can't wait to see what's coming next, west Feliciana !!!
Comment by Curious George on June 11, 2014 at 10:03pm
Personally, I'm tickled to see some conversation about W.Feliciana associated with the TMS. Something we can all keep an eye on is the Smith well that's currently drilling and the proposed Morris well both in Wilkinson Co. Both of these look to have laterals that stop at the state line. The Morris will be more western than the others with the exception of the old Murphy well drilled by Devon. ( Unit application was filed for another well near there).

With all the activity to the north and east it's starting to feel like maybe there is interest in W.Feliciana

Good luck to all with interst here

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