The Department of Natural Resources issed the permit July 26, for Gauthier No. 1, which is located on Mill Bayou at Bayou Des Glaises not far from Hamburg.
The permit calls for a length of 15,000 feet. A rig is being moved from the first well of the project in the Brouillette Community. Results from the Brouillette well should begin in a few weeks, after it enters its second phase of drilling with a horizontal leg.
Both the Brouillette and Hambur wells are being drilled by EOG, and are testing new technologies which were successful in the Eagle Ford oil fields of Texas in recent years.
The well 's name comes from members of the Gauther family, residents and land owners of the area.