I looked in the sky and it is orange. Oh yes I have seen this before only its a lot bigger, what I drove down the road to see was the utica well being flared off on the patterson well. It had to be four or five times the size of the marcellus well flare which was in of itself a pretty good one. This well has a marcellus and a utica on it as a"test well". Looks like they passed the test. It is amazing and really hot from afar. It was raining and so as the flame was taller than the flare pipe, the groud was steaming all arond.
Thanks, Glenn...looks like they are getting close to you...hope that means wells for you and wet ones too...I've been looking at those pictures Mike has been posting. Reminds me of Greene Cty and makes me homesick for those hills. Getting tired of all this cement out here! I'm talking about the Marcellus...haven't heard about anything wet...just dry gas. I was wondering why EQT got a permit reissued to drill deeper on the same pad as the other wells in my unit...this permit is for almost 11,000 feet. Must be something down there they are looking for...still think its dry though.
I can't tell for sure by what you posted what they mean. I do know that CHK drilled one well North. On another site they drilled South first.
I suspect what EQT means is that the first well they drill N, then the next well on the same pad they will drill S, but who knows without more info. Sorry
Thanks...that makes sense. Apparently that is how they do all their wells from the conversation I had with them the last week. Makes more sense then my thinking they drilled north then turned the bit south...LOL. that probably explains why I'm included in this other unit. The unit I am is south of this well site.
Just talked to a neighbor, and he said that two weeks ago they were testing the tennessee pipe line which is the tap in for the Patterson well. He said that they were testing if it was able to handle the increesed pressure from the patterson wells.
He probably meant to say volume not pressure...pressure at the head of most wells are higher than transmission lines but are greatly reduced once the gas hits a larger gathering line...a compressor station would bring the gas to a higher pressure at the transmission line...The tennessee line may be near capacity already
Although there is a lot of excitement about the Marcellus Shale gas game and the Utica, we are still in the 1st inning (and the first half of the first inning at that).
It would seem that there will be the need to quickly expand the infrastructure necessary to take that gas, clean it up, sequester the Natural Gas Liquids and oil (at plants not yet built) , compress it (at compressor stations not yet built) and send it into pipelines (that have not yet been built or expanded to increase additional volume).
To quote Bachman-Turner Overdrive; "You ain't seen nothing yet!"
ALL in my humble opinion
Shell is going to start leasing for pipeline ROW's in the spring here in Lawrence County.
We ain't dreaming......this is for real!!!!
Let the good times roll!
Drove by a few hours ago and looks like they are done snubbing and looks like they are getting ready for a flare, took a few pics and I see some different Equipment. Hope you can see it in my pics. Some are at a bad angle.
I don't want to get too excited too soon but could pic#23 be a heater treater to extract liquids?
its a 3 phase separator
Thanks MANDERSON. Looks like a decent size one. Would this be used to separate brine or would it possibly be for NGL's in your opinion?
all 3phase separators do the same thing. they separate water oil and gas. water at any weight is heavier than oil or condensate. the condensate or oil sits on top the water and spills over a plate in the separator called a weir thats how the liquid separation occurs. The gas will rise and escape through the top of the separator. Lastly it doesnt matter if the liquid is 10lb brine water or fresh water the separator can be used to separate it.