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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Chief's Johnson East Unit

Valves on ETP's 42" Pipeline

Ready to 'let off a little steam'.

Line under FM 934 west of Osceola.
My, that's a big one!

Many 'Signs' of the Times

Not plugging this company, just one of the many signs showing that the Barnett will be around for awhile.
42" line won't see the light of day much longer.
Wildflowers in bloom near Osceola.
Rustic scene off 171 near Osceola.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Energy Transfer Pipeline near FM 934

High above Hill county near Osceola and Mayfield, ETP continues northward with their 42" transmission line.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

West Texas Dust Storm hits Cowtown

What a contrast from earlier in the week. High winds change the sky from a soft blue to a burnt orange-brown. Large trees were downed and power to parts of DFW was knocked out for a while. We are minus around 20 shingles, but thanking the good Lord that it wasn't any worse.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Water - A 'Priceless' Commodity

The massive water usage in the Barnett Shale has made water the new 'gold' standard. (story link)
ETP's pipeline is 'laying low'.
Bore under RR complete.
Some units sitting idle will soon be online.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Johnson County Courthouse at Sunset

An overcast sky provides an ideal 'backdrop' as the rejuvenation of the courthouse in Cleburne continues.

My Job is 'BORING'!

Boring equipment parked off Hwy 174, awaiting the week ahead.
42" diameter earth grinder.
After I'm finished you can shove your pipe through, but whatever you do, DON'T smoke it! (couldn't resist)
Ready to push that 42"er through?
Pushing a little bit farther up the line towards Cleburne.
Finally located Nighthawk Transport's frac water trucks and equipment yard near Blum.

'Under' the river and through the woods to the end of the line we go!

Beneath the BNSF RR tracks as well.
Continued activity around the Nolan River bottom at Hwy 174.

Follow the seismic cables to church

Fields are 'ripe' with cables and geophones.
Lake levels improving.
First Bapsist Church of Aquilla.

Seismic Across southern Hill Co.

Lots of seismic activity between Abbott and Aquilla along FM 1304.
Also along FM 310 near Vaughn - all the way to I-35

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Across the Miles

Segar's Farms
Line emerges from under the Nolan River and crosses HCR 1123 heading northward.
Welding crew nears end of a long day and the end of a huge project.
Not sure who lives here, but pardon me while I get my bearings.
The sun finally makes a brief appearance near RR switching shack outside of Blum.

Pipeline winds through northern Hill Co.

Looking south across Hwy 67 the line nears J-W Operating's completed J.C. White and Segar's wells