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Monday, October 31, 2011

Chesapeake's Edgecliff South Drillsite in Tarrant County

Urban drilling continues in Tarrant County at the Edgecliff South pad site in south Fort Worth. 

As of this writing 7 horizontal gas wells have been drilled from this site. Chesapeake has plans to complete a total of 17 wells before wrapping up exploration at this location. It will be home to all of the Edgecliff A,B,C and D horizontal units, and 4 each in both the Hallmark East and Hallmark West units.

WILLBROS T&D SERVICES was contracted by Chesapeake Energy to provide more power to the Edgecliff facility.
Higher capacity lines were completed in October 2011 to handle the needed requirements.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Report clears fracking blowout at Chesapeake Energy Drill in Pennsylvania

A 179-page report prepared by the SAIC shows "no environmental impact" from a massive "blowout" in April at Chesapeake Energy's Atgas wellsite in Pennsylvania. "This accident was among the most serious that can happen during the completion of an onshore shale-gas well. Yet nobody was injured, the public was never in danger, and there was no lasting impact on the environment, as the analysis shows."

"The safety of hydraulic fracturing is well-documented, with zero confirmed cases of groundwater contamination in 1 million applications over 60 years."

Read the New York Post article in it's entirety by clicking the link below
Report clears fracking--Karen Moreau -

Energy In America: Drilling Contract Regrets For Some New York Landowners | Fox News

Numerous landowners in New York claim they have been "fracked" by Energy companies who are drilling for shale gas on their properties. Many land/mineral owners have joined in filing lawsuits against companies such as Anschultz Exploration, crying foul over badly negotiated leases, and deceptive exploration practices. Seems that folks are claiming they were misled about the "environmental impact being much greater than they were told." Anschultz denies any wrongdoing. The entire article by Fox News writer Rick Leventhal can be accessed by clicking on the following link.
Energy In America: Drilling Contract Regrets For Some New York Landowners | Fox News

Sunday, October 23, 2011

In the Barnett Shale, the Bloom is Off the Boom

The Barnett Shale exploration in North Texas has been a blessing to some and a downright "curse" to others, depending upon which side of the drilling rig you happen to be observing from. Regardless, the drilling activity in the gigantic formation beneath numerous North Texas counties has quietened as other shale gas plays expand to a fever pitch. Will the frenzy ever return? Star-Telegram writer Jack Z. Smith weighs in with comments from industry sources.
Click on the link below for the complete article.

In the Barnett Shale, the bloom is off the boom | Barnett Shale | Dallas Business, Texas...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Renewed Activity at SWD Disposal Well in Hill County

It appears that some type of work-over rig is operating at Salty's SWD well in northern Hill County near Blum, TX. Hopefully, we will see a resumption of drilling in the not too distant future. 

This injection well site has been closed for quite a while, but apparently something is up. Maybe someone in this area of Hill county will post a comment if they have any information they would like to share.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

RIGZONE - Exxon CEO: To Invest over $37B on Capital Projects this Year - CNBC

RIGZONE - Exxon CEO: To Invest over $37B on Capital Projects this Year - CNBC: "ExxonMobil's acquisition last year of natural-gas producer XTO Energy for $25 billion was a "recognition of how significant the unconventional resources are going to be," Tillerson said. Exxon Mobil expects unconventional resources, such as shale oil and gas, to increase five-fold in the next five years."

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