Hot Louisiana chalk play spawning more drilling, added facilities

Richard Wheatley Associate Managing Editor-News Austin Chalk Trend, Louisiana Chalk Gathering System [90785 bytes] Louisiana Chalk Expected Economics [99835 bytes] Louisiana Chalk Average Costs, Reserves [47414 bytes] Chesapeake's 19-1 Lord, being drilled by Parker Drilling Co. Rig 203, is located at the Glenmora, La., central tank battery, in the heart of Chesapeake's Masters Creek drilling activities. Parker's Rig 180, not shown, is also working for Chesapeake, drilling the 40-1 Thomas in East Baton Rouge Parish. Photo by Alan Becker Photography, Aspen, Colo., courtesy Chesapeake Energy Corp. Driven by superior economics and improved technology, drilling ...

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