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PA DEP Production Reports 2nd half of 2013 4 Replies

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HILCORP PA Well Production Reports

Started by JohnL Jan 15, 2014.

Found some good DETAILED maps for the Pennant Midstream pipeline 8 Replies

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Hilcorp Property Access How do they notify you? 4 Replies

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Comment by Bob Rock on January 22, 2015 at 6:55pm

Thank you for the tips Tyler Durden  ..

Comment by Bob Rock on January 22, 2015 at 6:51pm


Expedited E&S Stormwater General Permit 1 04/15/2014  Withdrawn 01/16/2015
Comment by Bob Rock on January 22, 2015 at 6:47pm


Expedited E&S Stormwater General Permit 1 02/03/2014  Withdrawn 01/15/2015
Comment by Tyler Durden on January 12, 2015 at 11:21am

JohnL, Bob Rock and everybody else..

There are some plats listed on the DEP website that show the lateral directions.  Go to this link:

Once in, I usually check:

Well Designation: Unconventional

Well Type: Select All

Well Status: Select All

Submit Request

Now use the mouse wheel and, for example, zoom in north of Mercer and find the green dot between rt58 and South Lake Road.  That is the Zigo pad. 

Now look at the top of the map.  There are a bunch of symbols.  Click on the i in the middle of a blue circle.  This sets the current tool to Identify.  Now left click on the green Zigo dot, and a box will open.  If a pad has multiple wells, there is a drop down menu at the top of the box you can click and it will show the wells on that pad.  Click this and lets choose the Zigo 5H.

Now take your mouse and scroll to the bottom of the info box for the Zigo 5H.  At the very bottom, you will see Authorization Documents --> Click to display documents.  Click that. Then click View Documents in the next two boxes, and that will open the well permit which has the well location plat about 1/2 way down.  This will show you the top hole and bottom hole location.

Another option I like is to the very left.  When you first enter the page, the selection is set to tasks.  Click the Other Map Layers box.  Scroll down and select Well Pad Access Roads and well Pads, and it will display those on the map.  It won't actually show the entire access road, but where the site entrance is.

Hope this helps.

Comment by markkot on January 11, 2015 at 11:24am

Oil F  the 12-1/2% you speak of is a mere pittance.  If you truly believe the small landowners of the Appalachian region are 'strong arming' you have your head in the sand.  For years Big Oil has held the US population hostage, generating billions (yes billions) in quarterly profits at the expense of the little guys and we could do nothing about it.  Now they are being forced to deal more fairly from an educated group of landowners and will have to find a happy medium and negotiate in fair/equitable fashion.  I don't know who your allegiance is to, but I'm guessing you're employed by and or own a fair amount of O&G stock, because you sure don't see the inequities.  I laugh at your comment about 'strong arming' the oil companies...   get REAL !!!    The O&G greed factor is why they pulled out and go after the easy pickings and uniformed.!!!

Comment by OIL FINGER on January 11, 2015 at 7:33am

HAPPY NEW YEAR from College Station Texas. The people here welcome drilliing and do not try to strong arm the oil companies when they try to develop an area by spending  millions of dollars in a new venture.  They do not spend months badmouthing companies and then wonder why they pull out of and area. The gas and oil will be  in the ground until someone with the money and expertice comes along and is given the right to setup the intrstructure to get the job done. There are landowners  in Mercer County who prance around with their chest out thinking they are the only ones with reserves under ground. Halcon wanted to develop northern Mercer County only to be met by idiots who drove them off by being stupid. Wilson knew there is great reserves there and locked in by 12 1/2  % royalty continous production. They pulled out to drill in areas where you just back the rig off the highway and drill. No b/s. No 70 calls to Houston complaining about this and that.  The world is much bigger than Salem Township. The money is in the production. Stop trying to get rich on the pipelines because here in Texas we know the big picture. Texas A & M is going to increase enrollment by 5000 students per year in just one of its many fields of education. (petro-engineering). Send your kid to A&M and maybe he can come back to Mercer County and educate some of the old know- it- alls that will live in poverty until they wise up.

Comment by JohnL on December 30, 2014 at 9:12pm
Unfortunately I did not. There are 3 active wells on the James pad (1H, A3, D8). If the numbering is the same as the Zigo pad then these would all run in the same direction. On the Zigo well 1-2-3 and 7-8-9 all run Northwest and 4-5-6 and 10-11-12 run Southeast. I've heard from more than one person that Hilcorp is now drilling to hold leases by production before the leases run out and until oil prices move higher. No surprises there.
Comment by Bob Rock on December 30, 2014 at 4:57pm
John l did you hear by chance which way the new laterals were drilled at the James well?
Comment by JohnL on December 29, 2014 at 4:49pm
Just received a report that Hilcorp is currently drilling at least 2 wells on the Jefferson Zigo pad. One lateral North (1H) and one lateral South (5H). Those 2 laterals will hold over 2500 acres HBP. A total of 4 wells are permitted (2 North and 2 South). Big flare this weekend at the James well. Hilcorp drilled an additional 2 wells there this month.
Comment by JohnL on December 21, 2014 at 3:44pm
Bob-I haven't been ignoring you, just trying not to make this the "Bob and John site". I see Hilcorp has a small rig on the Zigo pad. I would expect the big rig on the Wengerd pad to go to Zigo's next. You can see the rig on the Wengerd site if you're traveling west of Mercer on I-80.

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