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Page 2 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, March 5, 2015 MISSISSIPPI'S OLDF2tT I~WSPAPER - Established 1824 00i Di ' epnbliCan Woodville, Mississippi 39669 Andrew J. Lewis ....................................... Publisher~Editor Lili R. Lewis ...................... Associate Editor/Adv. Manager Frances C. Devening ......................................... Typesetter Kathleen Geter Daly ........................................ Bookkeeper THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN (USPS No. 462-260) is published weekly on Thursdays. Subscriptions: $28.00 per year in Wilkinson County, $30.00 per year outside Wilkinson County & in Miss., and $32.00 per year outside Mississippi. 50 per copy. Office located 425 Depot Street, Woodville, MS 39669. Telephone (601) 888-4293, FAX (601) 888- 6156. Email: Periodicals Post- age Paid at Woodville, MS 39669. POSTMASTER: Send all address changes to THE WOODVILLE REPUBLICAN. i P.O. Box 696, Woodville, MS 39669-0696. The individuals' names listed below have paid a fee to have their names listed in this weekly column. The names of candi- dates who have qualified to run the the Democratic First Primary Election will appear on the Tuesday, August 4, 2015 ballot. If a runoff is needed, the Sec- ond Primary Election will be held three weeks later on Tuesday, August 24, 2015. These individuals have paid a foe to be listed in this column. This column does not necessarily indicate these are the only candi- dates running in each race. (I) Incumbent TAX ASSESSOR Wevlynl."Cookie"James SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION Shemekia L. Bailey Charles E. Johnson Annette M. Dillon Underwood A column by Rev. Bobby Thornhill~ Pastor Centreville & White's Chapel United Methodist Churches "He has shown you, 0 man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8 (NKJV) I find it at Once both strange and refreshing that the answers to so many of the mysteries sur- rounding New Testament Scripture comes from cen- turies earlier in the ,writ- ings of the Old Testament. We are often bewildered (at least I am) by verses such as "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling" (Philippi- ans 2:12); or Paul's admo- nition in Hebrews 12:1-2 to "run with endurance the race that is set before us..." Exactly how are we to achieve such lofty goals when they seem so un- attainable? We must not fall into the trap that has ensnared many over the generations of Christian- Merlin Baker Frank Robinson, Jr. Tuscaloosa / rine Shale News by BerneI1 McGehee ity; we dare not think that "work out your own salva- tion" should mean that we can do enough good works to earn what only grace can bestow. May we never go in that direction nor entertain such a foolish thought. May we also not consider that our Spiritual journey is a race against A memorial service for Funeral services for Merlin Baker, 73, of Cen- Frank James "Bubba Ta- treville, who died on Friday, plin" Robinson, February 27, 2015, at Our Jr., 56, of Wood- Lady of the Lake Regional ville, were held Medical Center in Batonat 11 a.m. on Rouge, La., will be held at a Friday, Janu- later date. ary 30, 2015, at Visitation was held at King Emanuel the Newman Funeral HomeBaptist Church near Wood- Chapel in Centreville from ville, conducted by the ReV- 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March erend Dwayne Anthony. 2, 2015. Burial followed in the The Owensburg, Indiana,Bunker Hill Cemetery on native was a retired mainte- the Pinckneyville Road nance supervisor for GM. He near Woodville. was a Shriner, a 32nd De- Mr. Robinson was born groe Mason, a member of the in Centreville on October Elks Lodge and a Protestant. 10, 1958, the son of the late Survivors include his wife, Frank James Jackson and Janet Baker of Centreville; a Eula Mae Taplin Robinson. son, Damon Kern of Bedford, He passed away on Friday, Indiana; a brother, Jon Ash- January 23, 2015. leyofConverse, Indiana; and He attended Finch El- throe grandchildren, ementary School and Wil- lie was preceded in death liam Winans High School by his parents, Ziba Baker in Centreville. He was a and Arvetis Mae Hubbardmechanic by trade, and at- Baker. tended numerous automo- tive technical schools. Rev. Dr. W. E. Collins Survivors include his wife, Rosa Robinson of The Reverend Doctor Woodville; three sons, Walter Eugene Collins, aFrank J. Robinson, III, 69-year-old native of Wood- Bryson D. Robinson and ville and resident of Ba- LaDameyune J. Robinson; ton Rouge, La., died at St. three daughters, Deveney Martin Hospital in Breaux R. Robinson, Amethyst B. Bridge, La., at 3:30 p.m. on Robinson and Tamia S. F. Sunday, February 15, 2015. Robinson; two grandchil- He was an associate pus-dren; three sisters, Velma tor at Nathaniel B. C. in Robinson, Deborah Mathis Centreville. and': Cheryl Arbuthnot, all Survivors include his sib- of Centreville; and a host tings, Mary Brown of Jack- of aunts, uncles, cousins son, Prince E. Collins, Jr., nieces, nephews, other rel- and David Collins, beth of atives and friends. Woodville, Dorothy C. Fra- He was preceded in zier of Baton Rouge, and a death by his parents; one -number of nieces, nephews, sister, Gloria White; and other relatives and friends, numerous other relatives. He was preceded in deathActive pallbearers were by his parents, Prince Collins M. Michael Simpson, Timo- and Clarketta Jarvis Collins, thy Landor, Jr., Richard and four siblings, Patsy Col- Hollins, Michael S. Antho- lins, Bertha Collins, Resetta ny, Sedrick Robinson, Kev- Harris and Bennie Collins. in Taplin, Regginald Cook, Arrangements were en- Randy Robinson, Clarence trusted to Miller & Daughter Dorsey, Norris Anthony, Mortuary of Zachary, La.Jr., Keith Taplin and Don Thomas. Dorothy Jean Dennis Honorary pallbearers were Frank Robinson III, other souls; or that we Funeral services for LaDameyune Robinson, must "outdo" others to gain Dorothy Jean Dennis, 55, of Robert Taplin, John E. our place in the Kingdom. Woodx4Ue, were held on Sat- Dorsey, Jr., Randy Parker, Let us understand with all urday, February 28, 20i5, at Bryson Robinson, Robert the wisdom that the Holy Rose Hill Baptist Church in Robinson, Julious Taplin, Spirit provides that our the Doloroso community of Kenneth Arbuthnot and salvation is a gift from God Wilkinson County. The Rev- Oliver Cartdell Co~lrad. by His grace, appropriated erend Reginald I~y Jackson by our faith in Jesus as officiated at the serviCes,,,,,;: Connie LWade. Lord and Savior, to us a Burial followed 'in the helpless race, who can do Rose Hill Cemetery under A wife, mother, grand- nothing more to enter the the direction of Concordia mother, sister and friend, Kingdom thanto"dojustly, Funeral Home. Connie L. Wade died on to love mercy, and to walk She was born on July 1,Sunday, February 22, humbly with our God." Do 1959, the daughter of Mose 2015. She was 53 years justly (what is right) by Dennis, Jr., and Edna Prater of age. placing our faith in Jesus' Dennis, and died at East Jef- She is survived by her finished work on the cross; ferson Hospital in Metairie, husband of six years, Wil- love mercy and bestow it La. liam"Bill" Wade; her moth- upon others for we are all Survivors include her er, Virginia Chambers sojourners in this world; daughters, Keyorka Dennis and her husband, Wayne and walk humbly with our ofMetairie, Krista Dennis of Chambers; two daughters, God Who made salvation Kenner, La., and Lashonda Pilar Marie Green and Mi- possible. One can only do Thomas of Centrevllle; broth- chaela Jeanne Berthelot; so as a thankful recipient era, Willie Dennis of Nat- her brother, Charles "Car- of His grace, chez, Larry Dennis of Chesa- los" Hutchings; and three peake, Virginia, and Johnson grandchildren. Dennis, Mose Dennis, Ricky A celebration of life ser- Jackson and Rev. Reginald vice will be held at the Jackson, all of Woodville; sis- Transformation Church, ters, Jacqueline McKinsey 9466 Greenwell Springs and Sandra DenniS, both of Road in Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge, La., and Ethel on Saturday, March 7, Dennis of Woodville; three 2015, at 1 p.m., conducted Health Help grandchildren; and a host of by Pastor Paul Pierce. Management of Goodrich Petroleum gave a 4th quar- ter and annual report for 2014 on February 27, but the focus of the report was the future. I have frequently de- scribed Goodrich Petroleum as an ant trying to carry a loaf of bread. This descrip- tion paints a ridiculous pic- ~re in people's minds. Yet, I think it is appropriate. Here's the deal. Drilling for oil in the Tuscaloosa Ma- rine Shale is a high stakes, capital intensive proposi- tion. Goodrich believes they have proven the play and developed a consistent way to produce successful wells at reasonable costs. But the TMS costs more money to drill and the drill- ing/completion process has been fraught with challenges and costly failures. Higher oil prices are needed to bol- ster confidence by potential investors, but a little more passage of time to prove pro- duction on the newer wells is also necessary to get over the hump. The key for Goodrich is surviving until the higher prices arrive and the needed time has passed. So, Goodrich announced that $100 million has been raised throUgh corporate notes and that roughly $95 million more could be raised through additional notes and stock options. This relatively small infusion of cash buys the company more time... hopefully enough. To succeed in the TMS, Goodrich will likely need an additional $1 billion or so just to hold the 150,000 core acreage. If all 325,000 acres Goodrich owns is to be drilled and held by produc- tion, make that $2 billion. Full development of Go- odrich's acreage ~11 likeIy cost an additional $5 to $10 billion or so, though cash flow from existing wells ~11 certainly be helpful in fi- nancing future wells. Still, a billion here and a billion there and before you know it, you're talking about a fair amount of money. The company needs a Mr. Deep Pockets and reported that the process of obtaining a joint venture partner is ongoing. In other words, they have not found Mr. Deep Pockets, yet. In case Mr. Deep Pockets was listening, Goodrich went on to make its case for the future of the play. Various graphs and maps were of- fered. One graph showed how drilling days have dropped each quarter. The B-Nez-1, its last completed drill, took only 21 days and its last 5 wells have all been drilled in less than 30 days. This com- pares to an average drilling time in the 45 plus day range at the beginning of 2014. The less time it takes to drill a well, the less the drill costs. Figure $80,000 to $90,000 a day. Other cost reductions were mentioned, also, but the bottom line is that fu- ture multiple well drills are expected to cost less than $10 million each, while sin- gle wells are likely to cost less than $13 million. Fu- ture costs are expected to be lower. The presentation ended with a chart showing break- even prices for oil range from $37 per barrel for 800,000 barrels estimated ultimate recovery wells (EUR) on mul- tiple well drilling operations ($10 million wells) to $64 for single wells using 600,000 barrels'EUR wells. A very interesting map of the play was given showing 4 areas in or near the "core." Though outlier wells, such as the Nunnery 12-1 H-l, have had a lower initial produc- tion rate than some of the more centrally located wells, management made the point that production from these wells has dropped more slow- ly and, in fact, these wells may prove to be just as pro- ductive as the higher early production wells. We shall see. The message from Go- odrich was that they believe they have created enough op- erational efficiencies to drill and complete wells in the TMS at a profit going for- ward. All they need is for oil prices to improve a little and for Mr. Deep Pockets to pull out his check book. When this happens, you can break out the sandwich meat, because Goodrich will have the loaf of bread on hand for the picnic. I will mention here that Encana Corp also reported this week. Encana doesn't need a Mr. Deep Pockets to afford to continue drilling in the TMS. It does, however, need a little more time in order to "prove" the produc- tion from newer wells. And, of course, higher oil prices wouldn't hurt. So, Encana is taking a "pause" from drill- ing in the TMS under the circumstances. As we pause to consider these things, let's look at cur- rent pre-production activity in the TMS. Drilling or Moving on: Wilkinson, Sanchez Bloom- er; Washington Parish, W. Afford 10H-1 ........... Fracturing or awaiting fracture: Wilkinson. Go- odrich 8H-1 and 2, Halcon Rogers 1H, Halcon Creek Cottage West #1H; AmiCe, Goodrich T. Lewis 7-38H-1, Encana Lawson 25-13H-1, Encana McIntosh 15H-1 and Reese 16H-l; Tangipahoa Parish, Goodrich Kinchen 58H-1, Halcon Franklin Post Prop H-l, Goodrich B-Nez 43H-1 and 2; Washington, Goodrich Painter ETAL 5H- 1. Flowing back: Wilkin- son, Sanchez Morris #2H; AmiCe, Encana Mathis 29- 17H-l, Encana Ash 13-1 and -2, Encana Lengleaf 29H-1 and -2; Tangipahoa, Kent 41H-1. Provide feedback for this column to bernellmcgehee@ gmail.cem. Mississippi a local non-profit that can help. with your health insurance options. HEALTH HELP mississippi nieces, nephews, other rela- She was preceded in tives and friends, death by her father, Tom- S K l N N el= R She was preceded in my Hutchings, and her death by her parents, maternalgrandparents. A(: & ELECTRIC, Eric & Laney Skinner. 345 College Street. 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