Sunday, June 29, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
A tip of the hat to the numerous volunteer firefighters who managed to contain and extinguish a grass fire about 2 miles south of Whitney, on Wednesday June 25th. I happened to be in the area and noticed large plumes of smoke rising just south of Forest Oil's Cornerstone leases on FM 933. Pumper trucks from several different communities, including Whitney, Lakeview, Abbott, Aquilla and Peoria worked for several hours in 100+ degree heat to bring the fire under control. It was not a tremendously large fire, but it's location near several recent gas well drills was the main concern.
It's seemingly insignificant events like this that rarely make the evening news, but I felt these guys and gals needed to be commended on a great job.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Units from at least five local communities fought the blaze for several hours.
The fire was confined to the east side of FM 933 near a large water tank being used to frac area gas wells.
The numerous trees and thick undergrowth made fighting this fire extremely difficult. The volunteer firefighters kept the fire from threatening several gas wells in the area.
This unit has apparently been fraced and is waiting completion to go online.
Looks can be deceiving. The dust from hundreds of trucks leaves a coating on the fence and trees that resembles a winter ice storm. However, the temperature here was over 100 degrees.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
The Cornerstone 1H drill continues. It shouldn't be long before the rig comes down and fracturing begins.
A closer look at the 1H.
Lateral lines make their way towards Lonestar-Midstream's recently completed gathering system, less than a half mile away.