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Prime Rock Resources, Midland, a portfolio company of Lime Rock Partners, and privately held New Dawn Energy LLC, Houston, have agreed to jointly develop properties contributed by both companies in the Cretaceous Austin chalk play of Louisiana.

The effort involves 120,000 net acres in Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Rapides, and Vernon parishes, with most in Masters Creek oil and gas field. The companies expect development to begin in the fourth quarter.


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Houston, USA - 6 June, 2019

CGG and Fairfield Geotechnologies have signed a cooperation agreement to acquire a large-scale, multi-client survey in South Central Louisiana. The new 578-square-mile wide-azimuth survey, known as Bayou Boeuf, is designed to image the Austin Chalk play and provide a better understanding of the formations in this area which have recently regained industry interest.

The Bayou Boeuf survey provides coverage over the Avoyelles, Rapides, Evangeline and Saint Landry Parishes. Permitting is nearly ...


The first cargo of liquefied natural gas has been shipped from Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG project in Hackberry.

Sempra officials said this brings the $10 billion facility one step closer to commercial operations. "Seeing the first tanker depart loaded with U.S. LNG produced at this world-class facility is significant for our company," said Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure.

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CLINTON — DeSoto Parish lifted its school system out of financial difficulty when oil and gas companies began drilling for natural gas in a geologic formation called the Haynesville Shale.

Now, East Feliciana Parish may have a similar opportunity with oil production from the Austin Chalk, a limestone formation deep below the surface and running through Texas and Louisiana, a school official told the School Board last week.

"DeSoto Parish used to be like us. Now ...


WASHINGTON - China announced Monday it will raise tariffs on U.S. LNG to 25 percent, part of a broad retaliation to President Donald Trump's announcement last week he was raising tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods.

The escalating trade war between the world's two largest economies sent financial markets reeling, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average down more than 2 percent Monday morning.

The new tariffs come as U.S. LNG exports are fast rising - ...


Venture Global Delta LNG has plans to construct a natural gas liquefaction facility in Plaquemines Parish with pipelines beginning in Ouachita Parish and running through Franklin Parish.

The plans were introduced at the Franklin Parish Police Jury’s committee meeting May 1.

Construction of a 630-acre facility on the banks of the Mississippi River could possibly start in late 2019 if all permits are accepted and be completed in 2023, according to information from the company’s website.


Amelia Resources announced today that it has sold 40,000 net acres of newly acquired leases to an undisclosed U.S.-based buyer. The acreage block is located in the core of the Louisiana-Mississippi (LAMS) Stack Play on the eastern side of the Louisiana Austin Chalk trend.

Amelia's President, Kirk Barrell, said, “With consistent higher oil prices, the stacking of the Austin Chalk and Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) make for a very attractive target. Continued success in ...






ALLEN JOHNSON, ET AL                                      CIVIL ACTION NO. 16-1543

VERSUS                                                                    JUDGE S. MAURICE HICKS, JR.





Before the Court are two Motions for Partial Summary Judgment. See Record Document 24 & 28. The first is a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment (Record Document 24) filed by Defendants, Chesapeake Louisiana, L.P. and Chesapeake  Operating, L.L.C. (collectively “the Chesapeake Defendants”). The second ...


NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 11, 2019--Amelia Resources LLC announces the offering of 400,000 net acres in the Louisiana-Mississippi Austin Chalk and LAMS Stack Play at the NAPE Summit.

Amelia Resources announced today that it will be offering 400,000 net acres for sale in the Louisiana-Mississippi Austin Chalk and LAMS Stack Play at the NAPE Summit in Houston, Texas, February 13.

Amelia’s President, Kirk Barrell, said, “EOG, ConocoPhillips, and Marathon are leading the industry into this emerging unconventional ...


The dam has broken on the “second wave” of U.S. LNG export projects. ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum last week announced a final investment decision on their joint venture liquefaction and export project — called Golden Pass Products — at the brownfield site of the Golden Pass LNG terminal on the Texas side of the Sabine-Neches Waterway. That’s a skipping stone’s throw from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG and Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG ...