"I agree and have been saying this all along. The Brown Dense is not the Bossier Shale. In the years prior the shale plays the Bossier was considered a drilling hazard in North Louisiana, extremely gassy and over pressured. The BD…"
"Depends on the thermal history of the area. At Jay Field in Florida Smackover oil is produced below 15,000', at Hatter's Pond in Alabama wet gas is produced at 17,500'. Most of the original Smackover oil in Mississippi was…"
"I was going to say the same. Not only are they deeper, they are within the regional Smackover fault zone. Interesting development because before all operators were staying away from faulting. Not sure about your comment on a number…"
"Occidental. They are a big player in the Monterrey, Bakken and Eagle Ford trends. Through the Cities acquisition they own probably 20,000 acres in the Monroe Field on the east of the Ouachita. They have no presence here and…"
"Yes, I think we're on the same page now. Cities Service owned 20,000 acres on the west side of the river north of Monroe. OXY through Cities now likely stills owns all the minerals through continuous production even though much of…"
"Skip, in the case of my land, it has been owned by the family since prior to the beginning of Gas Rock production. Though production has been continuous since the 1920's we reached an agreement with the lessee - operator in the late…"
"I'm not a landman but i would think that if the deep rights were released at some time prior to you purchasing the land, 10 years after that release those rights are available to the surface owner by prescription, regardless of whether the…"
"The lessee-operator must agree to a request to sever the rights below production, and return them to the mineral owner. That agreement will be filed of record. In the case of my land, it was done 60 years ago. With the current…"
"The well was vertical with a loggers depth of 11549'. Top of Smackover 'A' is approx 9800', Smackover 10350', LSBD 10660', and Norphlet 11,480'.
The mud wt. on the final log run from TD was approx. 13#/ gal.,…"
"Yes, that the Greystone Oxy well. This was prior to the Weiser Brown well that set off initial speculation and was drilled as a conventional Smackover vertical hole. Greystone did drill completely through the LSBD and into the underlying…"
"There have been 3 wellsdrilled on the east side in Morehouse within the last year, and all have been abandoned or temp. abandoned I believe. They are all in updip areas and indications are that pressures show a normal gradient. Pressure…"
"There is a very interesting Smackover test in the Monroe Field, 19-19N-5E, that was drilled in '06 or '07. They ran pipe to TD of 11,500' and recovered hydrocarbons to the surface from perfs in the LSBD. Must have been…"
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