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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. 



Comment by Geo5 on June 2, 2013 at 10:11pm

Oliver, what i find odd, is that according to the Dep Spud report, all 17 (without looking at the total) wells were spuded at the end of 2012.  As DMS stated, i was by the site a few months ago, and there was only 4 or 5 Christmas trees.  I think thats what they call the well head for gas wells.  Anyhow, i was going to ask you if you thought if it would be possible for them to hook more then one lateral up to each xmas tree?

Comment by Oliver Perry on June 2, 2013 at 10:02pm

Swepi started drilling at the Twentier Pad in Lawrence County last week. Maybe that rig came from the Halterlein Site? They will be back, I think there are 17 well permits issued for the Halterlein Site.


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