Lincoln Parish Active Rig Count Trending Up

There are eight active drilling locations in Lincoln Parish as of last Friday, according to Baker Hughs’ weekly Rig Count webpage. All are horizontal gas wells.

About year ago, as few as three rigs were active in the parish.

According to Baker Hughs’ map, four rigs are active in the McCullin Road area south of hwy 151 and 146; one is on Mitcham Peach Orchard Road; one south of Vienna just east of US 167; and two between hwy 33 and Frazier Road.

The increased activity comes as natural gas prices hover at slightly above the $3 per thousand cubic foot price. A year ago, the prices were under $2.

Perhaps more important is the significant increase in efficiencies of oil/gas drilling and production, according to industry experts. That means that companies can be profitable at lower prices.

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2 Responses to “Lincoln Parish Active Rig Count Trending Up”

  1. kbp Says:

    Drill, baby drill…

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Lincoln Parish officials need to require company sound barrier walls (that are used often) to protect neighborhoods and families from noise pollution. As the seventh increase, so does the noise that is quite unbearable for the nearby community. Disappointed that companies are not valuing the people surrounding these sites.

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