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Rex Energy expanding gas production through new MarkWest plants in Butler County 3 Replies

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Well pad on rt 68 at the nursery 2 Replies

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REX acquisition of SWEPI leases 36 Replies

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Rex to the Rhinestreet 15 Replies

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How to identify a ROW 1 Reply

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Shell SWEPI Butler County, N. Townships 145 Replies

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What's going on with Middlesex Township in Butler County? 293 Replies

Started by RB. Last reply by Philip Thackray Aug 9.

US Energy Exploration comes to Butler County 15 Replies

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Leased Property and Lease Renewals 4 Replies

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swepi still alive at Renick site,Center twp, Butler, Pa. 3 Replies

Started by Robert Allingham. Last reply by Matthew Santiago Jul 21.

XTO to the Utica Butler County, PA 2 Replies

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XTO - Dreher A Unit Designation 11 Replies

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activity off of rt 68 near evens city 2 Replies

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Franklin TWP 4 Replies

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Comment by Ken Amboyer on June 13, 2014 at 11:36am

XTO has an office in Warrendale.  You might want to give them a call.  They have always been very friendly when I've spoken with them.

Comment by Mike B on June 13, 2014 at 11:26am

Does anyone know when XTO plans on building the Cratty pad in Franklin Twp (off of unionville and 422)?

Comment by Archer Man on December 16, 2013 at 7:11pm

That makes sense.  They are setting up water tanks currently in preparation for a frac job on the 2 wells.  Cool. thanks

Comment by FairMktValue on December 16, 2013 at 8:15am

Ya Archer, saw those myself.

I believe that they are getting ready to "frack" those wells.  

Am guessing it has to do with waster water disposal etc.

Comment by Archer Man on December 15, 2013 at 6:46pm

I've seen several emails from the DEP eFacts site for existing well permits.  The Authorization Type is an "Alternate Waste Management Practice".  Does anyone know what this means?  

Here is an example:

Comment by tom a si on September 25, 2013 at 3:13pm
Nice to see a birds eye view on the pipeline lay out around the areas.
Comment by Upton Sinclair on September 14, 2013 at 12:34am
I have approximately 180 acres of Oil and Gas interests for sale in Venango County. Properties are split into 7 parcels ranging in size from 4 acres to 100. Located in various townships. Price is lower than you might think. I can sell as a package or individually. PM me for additional information. This discussion is not being started as a pro/con to selling.
Comment by Oliver Perry on June 3, 2013 at 12:26pm

From the research I did this morning it seems to me there would be a separate Christmas Tree for each lateral, but I'm not certain of that. They can spud the well with the conductor rig and come back to it later to finish it. I would assume the incomplete wells without a tree wouldn't need the hay bale protection. I think it's likely they only completed 4 laterals at the site if that's all the trees you & DMS see. It might be common practice to do that.

At the Renick pad they will have six horizontal permits but only plan to drill two horizontal wells according to their letter to Center Twp.

The well completion reports are not available yet for any wells at the Halterlein site.

Comment by Geo5 on June 3, 2013 at 11:29am

From watching some of Swepi sites, they use "round bale hay rings" to protect or to keep away people from the wells.  I have only seen 4 at the Halterlein site, and I think 3 or 4 at the puryear site.  So if they spudded 11 wells at the Halterlein site, and only have 4 trees and 4 round bale rings, that's why I was wandering if they could put more then one lateral to a tree.


Comment by Oliver Perry on June 3, 2013 at 10:17am


You're right, the permitting of the Halterlein Wells is odd. The DEP issued 18 permits, six of those permits are for two different wells on the same permit. Six of those wells were permitted after the last spud date of the rest of the wells. A total of seven wells have not been spudded yet.

The spud report shows 11 wells spudded, many of them on consecutive days. As stated in the Swepi letter to Center Twp I posted, they use three different rigs to drill these wells. Maybe they started all 11 of the wells with the conductor rig while they had it there, but only drilled laterals for some of those wells. It's complicated with so many wells so I attached the permit & spud report.

I don't know if more than one well can be connected to a tree. I will see if any well completion reports are available for the Halterlein site. That might provide some insight. 




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