Sunday, May 15, 2016

Austin Chalk

News

January 6, 2017: contributor bullish on EOG's play in the Austin Chalk in the Eagle Ford. If that link breaks, the summary is noted here.

December 14, 2016: minor comments from a contributor over at SeekingAlpha on Austin Chalk and COP. 

July 10, 2016: Pantheon Resources has permission to frack VOS #1, Tyler county, onshore East Texas. 

May 7, 2016: EOG 1Q16 conference call; new play for EOG. Big story

The Austin Chalk

Chalk vs limestone, a meandering note.

To the best of my knowledge, the first time I mentioned the Austin Chalk on the blog was a couple weeks ago with regard to the recent 1Q16 EOG earnings conference call.

The tea leaves suggest that this will be an important play. I have it linked at the list of other formations at the sidebar at the right.

Some data points from the "Austin Chalk" summary provided by oilandshalegas.com.
  • it overlies (is above) the Eagle Ford in south Texas
  • geographically, 300 in length by 30 miles wide (compared to the Three Forks in North Dakota which might be 150 miles by 100 miles)
  • ranges in thickness fro 3 feet to 60 feet (very similar to the middle Bakken or Three Forks on the thinner end of the scale)
  • average targeted depth is around 5,500 feet compared to around 9,000 feet for the middle Bakken and slightly deeper for the Three Forks
For EOG, Eagle Ford leases "hold" minerals in the Austin Chalk. I assume that would be true throughout the Eagle Ford for all operators. 

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