Chesapeake energy has proposed Drilling units that run from the vicinity of the intersection of Thompson Road and Kilgore ridge road running to the south east for approximately 3 miles to the edge of State Route 151. The well pad has been prepared. Approximate 250 landowners have signed leases, but one landowner owning approximately 30 acres has refused to sign a lease. This Owner is reportedly requesting a $7500 per acre signing bonus and other lease clauses unacceptable to Chesapeake. A reliable source has reported the Chesapeake is preparing an application for force pulling from the Ohio DNR. Attorneys who are familiar with this process tell me that it is unlikely that the application will be decided on in the remaining six months before approximately 100 leases expire. The Issue then becomes whether Encino will attempt to release the properties with expired leases. LET’S hope so!
Yes JT ODNR map is wrong according to Chesapeake. Will be three long legs with one short leg. Was there today, and was told they are setting casings. Also fourteen tanks sitting to the back of the pad. If everything goes as scheduled drilling should commence middle to end of January. Keep your fingers crossed.
Check out US Land Records. EAP has filed the pooled units for the Deucker wells.
Deucker 6H and 10H status on the permits are listed as Drilling, the other two as Permitted. Are there drilling ops on the pad now?
Haven't been in the county for a while so I'm not sure but if they're planning to start in mid to late January they should be there soon.
Took a drive down to the pad site Friday, lots of activity as they were in the process of erecting the rig. Support trailers are there rig deck is assembled.
Thanks JT, this picture is worth 1100 words, much further advanced than I would have imagined. Received the pooling docs in the mail this week. Same as you had indicated earlier were on the US Land records site. I agree with Al that it would be great to hold production for prices to increase. Just reassuring to know that the pooling is complete and apparently, drilling is going to occur.
Very well may be the rig that was working the Davis Trust unit just over in Archer. It pulled out just days ago.
ODNR website well status:
6H & 210H Well Drilled
8H & 10H Drilling