Austin Chalk
United States

Location  Texas, Louisiana and a small portion of Mississippi.
Thickness  15-180 meters
Length  500 km
Width  50 km (30 miles)
Formation Details  The Austin Chalk is an upper Cretaceous geologic formation in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. It is named after type section outcrops near Austin, Texas. The formation is made up of chalk and marl.
Production Activity  The Austin Chalk is producing Natural Gas and Oil. Companies drilling the Austin Chalk are having huge success and are also finding other oil & natural gas rich zones such as the Eagle Ford Shale.
Notes  Austin Chalk lies above the Eagle Ford shale, yet below the Dessau formation. The average targeted depth is roughly 1700 meters.

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Projects and Work Interests

Austin Exploration Operations in Eagle Ford (Texas Birch)
Birch Project is located in southwest side of Burleson County, Texas. The project targets Eagle Ford, and basal Austin Chalk.
Austin Exploration Operations in North Carrizo
North Carrizo is located in Dimmitt County, which is Austin Chalk formation with 3D seismic mapping supported it. There are two zones, the B Zone (Upper Austin Chalk) & the E Zone (Lower Austin Chalk)...
Halcon Resources Operations in Austin Chalk
Halcon Resources has approximately 200,000 net acres after acquired GeoResources Inc., targeting Austin Chalk. The 200,000 net acres divided into approximately 30,000 net acres in the Giddings field, ...

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