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Friday, February 26, 2010

Allenco Units in Johnson County

Chesapeake's Allenco leases are near Burleson, TX just north of Hwy 174.

The 1H, 2H and 3H units have been drilled and completed. The 4-H unit (shown here) is currently being drilled.

Chesapeake's Edgecliff Drilling

Site of numerous Edgecliff permitted gas drills; including the D 1-H, 3-H and 5-H units, and the completed B 1-H unit.
Mountain Drilling Company continues the D 5-H drill. As mentioned in another post this type of rig employs an automated pipe handling system.
These transfer lines are being used to fracture an adjacent unit. This highly controversial method of releasing the gas from the shale has been both applauded and criticized. The controversy is over the contents of the frac fluids raising environmental concerns. Some say safe - others say danger. Your opinion is welcomed in the poll found on the home page.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Range Production's Fred Davis #1 Unit

This vertical well drilled by Range in the Denton County Barnett was completed in January 2007. The drillbit penetrated to a depth of 10,000 feet, beneath this rolling pasture land.

HEP Oil, XTO and Range Units in Wise

Entrances to several Barnett Shale Units drilled by independents in Wise County, TX. 

Ferguson B-2 Unit in Wise County

One of many Wise county Barnett wells, this vertical drill was completed over 5 1/2 years ago. This entrance to the unit is on Hwy 51, about 3 miles SW of Slidell, TX. Dallas Production has been an active driller in this area since 1979, according to TX/RRC records.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Barnett Industrial Park - Cleburne, TX.

About 5 miles south of Cleburne, TX this facility is home to numerous oil field service companies.

Quicksilver's LD/Dutch Gray Unit

Union Drilling pushes pipe at Quicksiver's Gray 1-H unit in Hill County. The rig is on HCR 1120 approx. 2 miles NW of Blum, TX. This is currently the only drill in Hill county.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Gas Wells/Pipelines Hill County, TX

Quicksilver's Norris 1-H unit south of Blum, TX.

The sun shines and then sets on Cowtown Pipeline's gathering lines just west of the Norris unit in Hill county.

Chesapeake's Edgecliff D -1H Unit

Sound barriers engulf Mountain Drilling's hydraulic drilling rig #4 in south Fort Worth, TX. This rig has a fully automated pipe handling system, which significantly reduces hazardous operations on the rig floor.

Chesapeake's Edgecliff C-3H Unit Tarrant County, TX

Tuesday, February 02, 2010