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Page 4 The Woodville Republican, Thursday, November 27, 2014 Tuscaloosa Marine Sha|e News by Bernell McGehee Spacing Study Planned Discussions last week at the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board meeting included questions about TMS well spacing. How far to either side of the lateral do fractures ex- tend? How close can @ells be drilled in order to maximize the production from the for- mation? The answer given was 4 to 8 per mile (8-16 per 2,000 acre m~t) or 660 to 1,320 foot apart. To my knowledge this an- swer was based on results from 2 sets of Encana wells in Amite County. Anderson 18H-1 and Anderson 17H-1 wells began producing in May of 2012 and were drilled about 1,320 foot apart. Likewise, Anderson 17H-2 and 17H-3 wells were drilled about 660 foot apart and began produc- ingin July of 2013. I had a discussion with an executive of a TMS operat- ing company in June that touched on possible "commu- nication" between the 17H-2 and -3 wells, meaning there appeared to be some cross- over production between the two wells. No communica- tion was noted between 18H- 1 and 17H-1. But, how is it known ff there is communication be- tween wells? I'm told "signature" chem- icals are injected into the formation at each stage (a roughly 250 foot section of the lateral isolated for fractur- ing). This helps to determine which stages are providing production and how much. These signatures also can tell if there is crossover commu- nication. So, let's say that 17H- 2 and 17H-3 each had 26 fracturing stages and that a different signature chemical was injected into each of the stages. Then, a sample of oil pulled from 17H-2 is found ~o contain varying quantities Iof all 26 of its chemicals plus f~l?H=3. ~, ,~7P~l~ts 26 plus a few ~rom "17~-2: ~e we~Lls are communicating. The idea is to get close without having crossover pro- duction. So, 660 foot is too close? Not necessarily. You see, the theory is that when a fracture is made in an area where no fractures have been made, the fractures ex- tend out equally to either side. But, when a fracture is made adjacent to another fracture, the 2nd fracture ~ skew to- ward the earlier fracture. It is assumed the forma- tion is weakened by the previ- ous fracture. So, how can skewing be avoided? One idea is to frac- ture 2 laterals 1,320 foot apart, then frac~re 1 in the middle. In theory, fractures would now equalize and not extend beyond 330 foot to ei- ther side, meaning 660 foot spacing is possible. Sounds plausible, but the idea needs to be tested and it looks like Encana is prepar- ingto do so. A pad set for drilling Hill straddle the Stewart and Ber- gold units east of Gillsburg off Hwy. 584. Word is 4 wells, 2 in each unit, Hill be drilled. These 2 Bergold wells will be Bergold 29H-1 & -2. Then, roughly 1/4 mile east, 4 more wells will be drilled, Bergold 29H-3, -4, -5, and -6. Presumably, the outside wells will be fractured first, leaving the 2 wells in the middle to be fractured last to allow for frog without skewing. So, what is the signfficance of this spacing study? It could be the difference in having 8 or 16 wells in a 2,000 acre unit. It could be the difference between a unit producing 5 million or 10 mil- lion barrels of oil. In other words, it could decide ff the TMS is a viable shale play or the operating companies walk away. Got comfortable, folks, as the TMS story continues. For now, let's look at the pre-production status of wells here in the TMS. Drilling or Moving on: Wilkinson, Comstock 28- 40 No. 1H, Goodrich 8I-I-1 and 2, Sanchez Morris #1H; Amite, Encana Longleaf 29H-1 and 2, Encana Mathis 29-17H-1, Goodrich T. Lewis 7-38H-1 ; Tangipahoa, Go- odrich Kent 41H-1, Halcon Franklin Post Prop H-1. Fracturing or awaiting to be frac~tred: Wilkinson, Halcon Rogers 1H, Halcon Creek Cottage West #1H; Amite, Encana Ash 13-1 and 2; Tangipahoa Parish, Goodrich Verberne 5H-1 and Williams 46H-1. Flowing back: Wilkin- son, Halcon George Mar- tens, et. al. #1H andFfa]e0n S D Smith #1H; Amite, En- eana Sabine 12H-1 and -2. Haleon Shuckrow 10H-1 was reported to have peaked over 1,000 barrels of oil per day. Halcon Fassman 9H-1 specifics were implied to be poorer than the Shuckroy . Goodrich Spears 31-6H-1 and CMR Foster Creek 24- 13H-1 wells were announced with peak 24 hour produc- tion of 1,290 and 1,140 bar- rels of oil, respectively. Provide feedback for this column to bernellmcgehee@ 2014 Year Model Closeout Factory Discontinued Models Scratched and Dented Safes All offers are subject to credit approval. Valid credit or debit card is required to subscribe, Offer is only valid to new subscribers for residential satellite IV service. I CA's Chase Hughes is shown breaking off blocks by #53 Chase Stutzman and #4 lan Ball as #11 Casey Haygood looks on. CA defensive players in dark jerseys, #73 Brian Arnett, #67 Matt Darden and #2 Parker Doughty, bring down ACCS runner. CA's #8Tyler Caston is shown pulling free as he scored aTD against ACCS. #5 David Carmichael blocked on the play. CA players in dark jerseys, #10 Daniel Hollingsworth, #7 Jordan Clark and #67 Matt Darden, close in for tackle. by David Owens Centreville Academy Head Coach Bill Hurst started the year with 16 seniors, all of them good football players. Hurst vowed that if the Tigers didn't win the MAIS AA State Championship, the blame would be on him and not his players. Hurst's !6 seniors came to play, and Centreville topped the Adams County Christian School Rebels of Natchez 35-21 in the MAIS AA State Cham- pionship game played at Mis- sissippi College in Clinton on Friday, November 21. The Tigers dosed out the year with a 13-1 record, and ACCS ended with a 12-2 re- cerck Both ACCS losses came at the hands of Hursfs~igers, The Rebels strucl~ first after taking Over from the Tigers at their own 15-yard line. ACCS drove 85 yards with Corey Smith bulling the ball in from the Tiger 1 for a 7-0 lead with 1:00 left in the first quarter. The Tigers then ripped off 28 unanswered points to take a 28-7 lead midway through the second half. CA quarterback Casey Haygood hit Tyler Caston with a 13-yard scoring pass to tie the game at 7-7 early in the second period. Chase Hughes ran the ball in from 5 yards out to give the Tigers a 14-7 halflime lead. The Tigers turned it up in the third period with Casten scoring from the Rebel 1 for a 21-7 lead. After the Tigers repelled the Rebel offense, Haygood found Caston open in the left flat. The speedster then raced down the sideline for a 53-yard toucl)down to increase the lead ,margin, t~'~28-7. , The Rebels responded as they scored 14 quick points to cut the Tiger lead to one score at 28-21 with just eight min- utes lefL in the game. The Tigers then controlled the clock and marched down the field for the clinching touchdown run by Britt Net- tervfl]e who scored from the Rebel 1. When the final horn sound- ed the Tigers had earned their ninth state championship rifle. The team and coaches were presented with the winner's trophy on the field immedi- ately following the final horn. Coach Hurst's legacy has been further expanded with the victory. To go with his ninth state football title in three different classifications, the win gives the longtime coach a tetalof 369 ~ which is the most ever by a Mississip- pi high school coachin history -- in both public and private leagues. All of his wins have come at CentreviUe Academy. Hughes led the Tiger of- fense with 96 yards on 19 car- ries and a TD. Haygeed was good on 12 of 14 passes for 171 yards and a pair of touch- downs. Casten caught 6 passes for 64 yards and two scores. Netterville had two receptions for 58 yards, and Jordan Clark had two catches for 31 yards. Parker Doughty led the defense with 8 tackles. Clark, Matt Darden and Netter~ lle had 5 stops each. Hughes had a key interception. CA AC First Downs 19 20 Rush Yds. 163 237 Pass Yds. 171 154 Total Yds. 334 391 ~Passing,12-1-14 !3-!-20 Fum/Lost 1 1 Punting 0 2-25 Penalties 2-16 4-38 MSU Extension Service Deer Apps Help Hunters Deer hunters can take wildlife biologists' expertise with them TO the woods this season by downloading free apps from Mississippi State University. Three smartphone apps were developed by experts with the MSU Deer Lab, a collaborative effort of the MSU Extension Service and MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center. "We tried to address a va- riety of deer-related issues that challenge hunters and folks who manage land for deer hunting," said Bronson Strickland, Extension wildlife biologist. "We offer a variety of workshops, but with the apps, our research-based informa- tion is available whenever anyone needs it, wherever they are - even on the deer stand." Strickland said the first MSU Deer Lab app has been updated to reflect the latest information on food plots. Users can measure the area of a food plot and then se- lect forages to plant. The app will calculate the appropriate seeding rate based on the size of the plot. Many hunters are now in- terested in managing the herd for production of older bucks. A critical step in this process is developing the skill to age deer "on the hoof." Therefore, the Deer Lab developed an app that helps hunters train themselves to identify char- acteristics that Hill improve their ability to age live deer. Additionally, the app guides hunters through the process of aging a harvested deer by analyzing the jaw- bone. The newest app, MSUES Deer Hunt, is designed to help hunters and hunting clubs manage deer observation data and harvest data. "Data is critical for deer management programs," said Steve Demarais, professor and researcher at the MSU Forest and Wildlife Research Center. "Club administrators can reg- ister members, mark stand locations, record deer observa- tions while hunting and track harvest data." During or at the end of deer season, hunters can run a report based on their obser- vations and determine when they saw the most deer, where they saw the most deer, and from which stands they saw more bucks. They can also run a report of harvest data to calculate average body weight, antler score, and other useful information. All three MSU Deer Lab apps are available for Apple devices through the App Store. 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