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Mercer County is on the Back Burner! 7 Replies

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Hilcorp - Jefferson Mcghee and Jefferson Montgomery Well Sites 22 Replies

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Lease offer in Jefferson Township/ Mercer County 7 Replies

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PA DEP Production Reports 2nd half of 2013 4 Replies

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HILCORP PA Well Production Reports

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Hilcorp Property Access How do they notify you? 4 Replies

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Comment by RKB on February 18, 2015 at 6:35pm

I  knew something was flowing I see the flare burning almost all the time at central processing facility  just up the hill

Comment by WTF on February 18, 2015 at 1:57pm

John, I talked to the property owner of the McGhee wells and he told me that the three wells that they are plugging are the pilot holes. There are four wells under production at this time as they only drilled four Horz. wells. DEP regs require them to plug all wells after a certain time period if they are not completed. They can go back at any time and drill the plugs out and finish drilling the wells if their permit has not expired.  

Comment by JohnL on February 15, 2015 at 8:26pm
Bob, I wasn't aware that they drilled other layers which might explain why they were plugged. I think that they drilled 7 laterals West to East at the McGhee pad.
Comment by JohnL on February 15, 2015 at 7:46pm
All of the McGhee laterals were drilled due East, not NW/SE like all the others. I'm speculating that they didn't work out. Hilcorp hasn't drilled any straight East since then that I'm aware of. It looks like the Wengerd well must be a good one.
Comment by WTF on February 15, 2015 at 7:43pm

John, I think all the McGhee wells were not in the Utica but were drilled in the two layers of shale below the Utica. The McGhee wells also were drilled west to east whereas all Utica wells seem to run northwest to southeast. Why they drilled into the other shale when they knew the Utica was a productive shale is anybody's guess but my guess is they had to drill to find out what was there. Would they need to drill three wells to determine if the shale was productive?

Comment by Bob Rock on February 15, 2015 at 7:10pm
And zigo isn't that far away from the McGhee pad. Still must not be bad there? Or you think they would move further one way or another.
Comment by Bob Rock on February 15, 2015 at 7:08pm
They did a lot of pilot holes at McGhee. Didn't they john? Maybe be awhile before they get back to them?
Comment by JohnL on February 15, 2015 at 12:14pm

on a more positive note.  Shenango Weiser had 2 wells spudded this week and Lackawannock Wengerd had 4 new wells approved. 

Found an interesting website that gives frequent email updates on new permits/activity.  Called SkyTruth.  Just a note when subscribing (free) to "zoom" into the area you are interested in otherwise you'll get everything nationwide.

Comment by JohnL on February 14, 2015 at 7:56pm
Not a good sign. Hilcorp applied to plug 3 wells at Jefferson McGhee (1H, 2H, 3H)
Comment by RKB on February 6, 2015 at 10:42pm

didn't see it a few days ago I think that's the rig at zigo


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