Finnbear...thanks for the info and the picture. Very glad to see Devon is already drilling.
I should be in that neighborhood early next week. I'll see if I can get some better pics.
Devon got a lot accomplished in the last week. Are they using water from the pipeline that was discussed?
If my info from a friend who just drove by is correct, the Eichelberger site is a ghost town today. Not one person on the site.
Just got back from the well site, just a pad and wellhead. No guard, no nothing. Doesn't appear to have been any activity at all lately.
The Richman Rd. (Medina county) well is being prepared for fracking. This is the well head.
Water lines are being laid this week and 8 new tanks showed up.This picture shows 3 lines coming to/from a pond on the farm. One line comes from the creek on the west side of Richman Rd. and goes to a pond on the east side of the road. There are 2 pumps at the pond to the east of the well pad and those two lines go to the well pad from the pond. Looks like they will be pumping water from the creek to the pond and using it as a reservoir for fresh water for the frack job. Sorry the pic is so bad, it was taken from the road with a cell phone and where the water lines end at the pumps beside the pond to the right of the house is near 1/2 mile off the road.
Is Devon planning to conduct "steam assisted gravity drainage" (SAGD) operations in Ashland / Richland counties? This would make sense if all of the ODNR maps are correct which label those areas as "immature", meaning the oil isn't even in liquid form, but rather it exists as bitumen. With SAGD, lower rock pressures in shallow formations like this shouldn't be an issue... they don't depend on natural rock pressure to drive the oil out of the rock, but rather inject steam to "melt" the bitumen and then let gravity eventually pull it down into the producing wellbore.
This video explains the process better than I can.
Can anyone verify that this what Devon is up to? This might also explain why operators like CHK shied away.
Ashland and Richland County are in the mature oil window according to the published ODNR maps. The oil window as measured by vitrinite reflectance (Ro) begins at about 0.6. The 0.6 cutoff has been approximated by ODNR from historical well data and is further west in NW Crawford County. I believe Devon is chasing oil from the shale using basically the same techniques utilized by operators in the current heart of the play in the east.
Here is the most recent PowerPoint from ODNR. As is the norm for Larry Wickstrom and his team, the material is excellent and instructive:
Has anyone seen or heard about any activity on the water pipeline?
As of a few days ago, no activity at well or at water source. I did hear they planned to frack by April 10 but that was just heresay. Does anyone know if they just use a fire hose type material to pipe the water? Noticed some ditches enroute that are freshly scooped and would be a nice place to lay a water line.
Any new news on the Lodi site??? Marcus ? Finnbear ??
I was informed by a friend of mine, that his father in law was approached by Devon for right of way of a 10 inch line to be buried on his property. This sounds kind of large for a waterline. Could it be for production? I was informed that his property lies in the direction of route 250. He couldn't reach a deal with them. Devon mentioned they would go around his property. I will try to confirm this info. From this same person, I was also told that he had a friend that worked for a company in Ashland that deals in hydraulics and has dealings with Devon, he heard that Devon was planning more wells at the site. All hearsay, but, hoping someone out there heard something. As I said, I will attempt to confirm this.