Activity at the Kennedy Well on Callahan Rd off 362 -- Delmar - Sept 6

I am told that  last Thursday evening, Sept 6th Shell was flaring the Kennedy Well.  


The transmission pipeline and water lines run next to the well.  After the transmission line was installed and completed in late winter, it was dug up late this spring by the well access road to install the tap on the actual transmission line. 

A few weeks ago, a rather large digger appeared at the well site.  It appeared there was a collection gather line being installed from the well to the transmission line.


Shell started to flare sometime between lunch time and dinner on The 6th of Sept.

Kennedy has never been fracked as far as I know and there is one well there. 

Anybody have any insight or information? This well is in an In Active Status the last I knew.



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It doesn't matter to me what SWEPPI is hedged at because they are not paying ME $3.40.

I'm happy I didn't believe the hype and I kept my day job. 

Anyone know why the Swepi Royalty Statement calls the gas  WET GAS?

Josie does it say the BTU number of the gas on your statement?

If you are asking about the royalty statement it is given in Mcf 

There should be a number next to BTU. on there.When  your gas BTU is higher than around 1100 they start to call it wet gas?1070's is a dryer number.

I'll look but I do not remember BTU on the statement....hang tight

Thanks again Pale! Appreciate you! Here is more

Newly released heat content data allow for state-to-state natural g...

graph of heat content of natural gas in various locations, as explained in the article text

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Natural Gas Monthly

The heat content of natural gas, or the amount of energy released when a volume of gas is burned, varies according to the extent that gases with higher heat content than methane are included in delivered gas. EIA is now publishing the heat content of end-use natural gas by state in the Natural Gas Monthly.

The primary constituent of natural gas is methane, which has a heat content of 1,010 British thermal units per cubic foot (Btu/cf) at standard temperature and pressure. In July 2014, the heat content of natural gas in the United States was around 1,030 Btu/cf, or almost 2% more heat content than pure methane, reflecting the composition of the gases in the natural gas stream.

Natural gas requires a certain fuel-to-oxygen mix to burn properly, so stoves and other gas-fueled appliances typically require natural gas to be within a certain range of Btu content. Pipelines also have a range of acceptable Btu content for natural gas going through their systems, which can vary from one pipeline to another.

High-Btu natural gas contains higher concentrations of natural gas liquids (mostly ethane and some propane) that have higher heat content than methane. Pure ethane has a heat content of 1,770 Btu/cf and pure propane 2,516 Btu/cf.

Natural gas liquids are often removed during natural gas processing. However, because of the low price of ethane, many natural gas processors are choosing to leave ethane in the natural gas stream, a practice known as ethane rejection, rather than remove it for sale as a distinct product. A relatively high Btu content in a given state may be indicative of ethane rejection.

Regions with processing constraints or limited ethane demand are also more likely to reject ethane. This is particularly evident in 2013 in the Marcellus Shale play in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, as well as in the Bakkenformation in North Dakota. In July 2014, natural gas delivered in West Virginia and North Dakota had average heat contents 6% and 5% higher, respectively, than the national average.

Other factors can contribute to variation in the average heat content of natural gas across states, including the presence of carbon dioxide or other nonhydrocarbons that remain in the natural gas stream after processing, various state and local regulations, and the presence of straddle plants (or downstream gas processing plants) that remove components from the dry gas stream.

Do You Have a Production Reporting Problem?
If you track the production of your well(s) at the PADEP reporting site, do you notice a difference between the production reported there by swepi and the production amount shown on your royalty statement? 
We have a 'no deductions' clause in our addendum, but the difference in the two amounts has varied from 2.4% to 4.4%, with the royalty production amount always being lower than the PADEP amount. I am always being paid on less production than what is reported by swepi at  the PADEP
Anyone else see this? Can anyone explain why?

Josie; I've also noticed that the production amount on my royalty statement is consistently less than the PADEP productions amounts I see quoted here.  And by about the same 2-4% you see. I can't explain why.

I think it has to do with the transport of Gas from the wellhead to market and the loss that takes place in that operation. It's complicated but is a reality. The Natural Gas doesn't escape but the Volume changes as transportaion takes place.

Here is a report about transport of Oil, Gas and Electricity and the why and how transportation loses occur in each. I found it easier to understand when I thought of Natural Gas as a 'gas" and for example how the volume of gases change when temperature changes. Same with water....when steam is generated.

If I have this all wrong please fill me in.




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