On May 31, 1975, 15 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, the Chevron No. 1 Alma Plantation well was completed as the discovery well for the False River Field. Completed from perforations at 19,836–19,916 feet with a rate of 20 million cubic feet of gas per day (MMCFGD) and 80 barrels of condensate per day (BCPD), the well opened the prolific South Louisiana Lower Tuscaloosa Trend.
Almost a year later, after Chevron drilled offset confirmation wells, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported on the potential “elephant” – False River field.
SPENCER, Jeff A., 2015, The 40th anniversary of South Louisiana’s Lower Tuscaloosa Trend recollections and early media coverage, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 65, p. 361-376.