I leased with Hilcorp in July and just received a letter informing me that they will be requesting a permit for 3D seismic testing in my area. My property is located in Mahoning county right on the PA/OH border. I take this as a positive sign that they may be close to forming a unit or at the very least, a step closer to a well. Anyone have experience with how long the testing will last? I have heard reports of a few days to a few months.
I am in center township columbiana county. In November of 2011 they asked for permission, the night of the super bowl they said they would start the next day (was the next week), it's now aug 6 and the thumper trucks came by around the first but they haven't set up or done the explosives yet. Their readers we're dropped by helicopter on July 4th in my area.
IMO if they wanted to do an area faster than they are they could but for us it's been 9 months and counting.
Oops forgot the GPS guys from pathfinder where here Easter weekend.
1st they flag where permission was given by driveways and openings.
2nd they put numbered stakes in ground marking I'm not sure really, and pink and white flags were put every where around us. Some flags are supposed to be marking where septics and wells are I was told.
3rd the gps guys do whatever they do
4th they put up more flags and cut deep into the woods to lay the seismic monitor lines through
5th helicopters dropped the equipment for the lines
6th the thumper trucks came by
7 ? We shall see :0)
Honestly to me it's been nothing but fascinating and I would sign again. The workers have all been super friendly and never a bother. At one point I thought they have to be doing this at night since I rarely seen them but more flags and posts appeared. The worst thing to happen is I almost ran over 5 workers as they were in a blind spot in my lane the day after July 4th.
In my area there is 4-5 wells going in some what close to each other.
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