Goodrich Petroleum (GDP) made the following comments on the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale during the company’s earnings conference call held on August 9, 2012. The company was responding to a question on the delineation of the core part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale.
“Well I think we’ve to start from where the activity has been, and clearly a mid county in Mississippi is leading the activity. The Horseshoe Hill well that Encana had drilled often kind of central-southern Wilkinson County of Mississippi, just to the west, has to be in that. We think the northern tier of East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Tangipahoa, St Helena, and Washington, Parishes Louisiana, just south of the Mississippi border, are clearly in the play. And from a geologic perspective, as Rob alluded to, we see it as somewhat broader than that.”
“That we think as you move west across the Mississippi River into Louisiana, Southern Concordia, Avoyelles, where EOG is drilling their first well, has permitted a second well, is into play. We believe that the western part of Avoyelles will start to see the resistivity drop off, and therefore we believe you’re moving from an apple to a bit of an orange in terms what you might expect. But certainly, Eastern Avoyelles Parish is into the play, and you also pick up a piece of Point Dupuy. So ground zero would be southern Amite, and then moving out from there.”