so a well pad will have the six well bores all within 500 feet radius? 1000 feet diameter?
Yes that is a good estimation for distance between well bores of about five hundred feet. A few pads i have seen do have more than six wells per pad, some go as high as 10 or 12 whether they drill all wells that they have permits for especially with gas prices being so low who knows...
so the rectangle they talk about is 1000ft x what? they go about a quarter of a mile under ground? away from center of pad?
They go about a mile underground and then hotrizontally away from the center of the pad usually in PA it is in Northwest and sotheaterly directions
do you know of a well bore map online? picture to look at? example
The link below has a good description of a drilling unit as well a picture of a well plat
Ok if this unit is layed out and you dont sign a lease and you have 50 acres in this unit can they drill with out you or will they drill and send you a check for 1/8 ? Or do you hold the project?
In PA there is no forced pooling we are in PA , not sure about Ohio I think they have forced pooling then they pool you and you get the minimum royalty. In the one unit we are in there was a lease holdout someone who was opposed to drilling they basically offered them the world on a silver platter still would not sign, so they reconfigured the unit and drilled around them much to the dismay of some of their neighbors who were cut out as well!!
Great information. Thank you.
Are you in Ohio or PA ?
Also, what county ?
mahoning county, ohio