Turner is located between Odenburg and Dupont in southeast Avoyelles Parish.
In a news release, Pryme stated "This interest in our immediate area from one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies is encouraging and provides support for our strategy and interpretation of the Austin Chalk and deeper plays within our leases."
The acreage map illustrates the known Anadarko acreage position in relation to the approximate lease position of Pryme and its partners. It is possible that Anadarko's acreage position is larger than is shown in the map as leases have not been filed as public record.
"Whilst Anadarko's lease position is significant, we believe that, based on our interpretation of our 3D seismic survey and the results from the Deshotels 20-H No.1 well, we have secured the heart of the play," said Justin Pettett, Pryme's Managing Director.
"We feel it's possible that fracturing in the Austin Chalk is more likely to occur in the thinner parts of the formation and that, as a result, these sections of the formation exhibit greater prospectivity. Pryme's leasing activities have focused on the thinner sections of the Austin Chalk as well as certain deeper horizons within Avoyelles Parish Louisiana."
Anadarko is one of the world's largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies, with approximately 2.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of proved reserves and production of 206 million BOE as of December 31, 2008. Anadarko employs a worldwide workforce of about 4,000 people and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. Anadarko is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has a market capitalisation of US$39 Billion at the time of writing.