Back in the "Tuscaloosa Trend" days, they drilled that area for non-shale gas. Those wells were, I think, drilled to a similar depth. I remember the blowout around New Roads (Parlange well??) that burned for quite a while before they could extinguish it.
Think I remember that one too, many moons ago.
Don't remember the particulars about it, what happened or who was involved.