Louisiana Tank Announces Plans for ExpansionBy Louisiana Tank | Sep 1, 2011
Louisiana Tank Announces Plans for Expansion
Expanding to service customers involved in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
LAKE CHARLES—Louisiana Tank announced today plans to expand its operations to better serve customers in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale area in central Louisiana. LA Tank’s plans for expansion include an increase to the company’s fleet size to better accommodate growth in the area as well as other improvements aimed to ensure the most reliable and cost-effective services for current and prospective customers.
“With more than 35 years of experience, LA Tank has the capability, expertise and geographical position to service customers located in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale,” Louisiana Tank Chief Operating Officer George Jordan stated. “Our planned expansion of services was designed to capitalize on this exciting new shale development and contribute to the economic impact being generated from the shale play.”
Geologists have estimated the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, a 2.7-million acre oil and gas play stretching across 21 parishes, to contain tens of billions of barrels of oil that could be tapped with the same horizontal drilling techniques as those utilized in the Haynesville Shale in north Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, a half-dozen wells in the Marine Shale are currently being permitted or drilled. Projections of significant economic impact from the shale play have been solidified as several companies continue to seek and acquire hundreds of thousands of acres of leases in the shale development.
Louisiana Tank began operations in 1976 as an oilfield service company specializing in non-hazardous saltwater disposal. LA Tank has steadily grown since then and now operates a fleet of more than 50 vacuum trucks. In addition, LA Tank provides location work, drilling mud and completion fluid transportation, frac tank rentals and saltwater disposal – accurately, safely and efficiently.