Just curious...

     I am in Liberty township and a few months ago got an offer to buy my royalties for 1500 to 1800 per acre, but they would do a more in-depth look if I was serious which "mite change the numbers" slightly....even tho I am not drilled or receiving any royalties ..talked to a landsman rite b4 I contacted them and he advised caution as there will be "significant" activity in my area in the "near future"....how about it, anybody else get an offer or hear anything or see any activity here in Tioga Co. ?

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Thanks. Just was not aware of it I guess.  Many other pads with wells have not had the luck to be tied in yet. A matter of time I suppose and politics!

Granddad Ladd

To paraphrase info in the NFG presentation I posted the url for, they were starting up development in Lycoming to have gas to put in the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline until there was sufficient gas from their WDA Utica redevelopment to satissfy the requirement.  

From the 2/2/2019 PaBulletin:

 EQT Phoenix Former S Pad Impoundment Release, 782 Antrim Road, Wellsboro, Duncan Township, Tioga County. Groundwater Sciences Corporation, ... on behalf of EQT Production Company ... has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate site soil and groundwater contaminated with produced fluids. The applicant proposes to remediate the site to meet the Statewide Health Standard. A summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate was published in the Wellsboro Gazette on January 3, 2019.

 EQT Pad S Well Leak Cleanup, 782 Antrim Road, Wellsboro, Duncan Township, Tioga County. Groundwater Sciences Corporation ... on behalf of EQT Production Company... has submitted a Notice of Intent to Remediate site soil and groundwater contaminated with produced fluids. The applicant proposes to remediate the site to meet the Statewide Health Standard. A summary of the Notice of Intent to Remediate was published in the Wellsboro Gazette on January 24, 2019.

 EQT Phoenix Pad C Methanol Release, 782 Antrim Road, Wellsboro, Duncan Township, Tioga County. Groundwater Sciences Corporation ... on behalf of EQT Production Company ... has submitted a final report concerning remediation of site soil contaminated with methanol. The report is intended to document remediation of site to meet the Statewide Health Standard for soil. The final report demonstrated attainment of the Statewide Health Standard for soil and was approved by the Department on January 9, 2019.

 Guillaume 714 Well Pad, 10562 Route 414, Liberty Township, Tioga County. Civil & Environmental Consultants ... on behalf of Rockdale Marcellus, LLC ...has submitted a Final Report concerning site soil contaminated with drilling mud. The report demonstrated attainment of a Background Standard for Vanadium and the Statewide Health Standard for the other drilling mud constituents for residential use; it was approved by the Department on January 11, 2019.

 Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC, Blake Road, Blossburg, Covington Township, Tioga County. Golder Associates, Inc. ... on behalf of Repsol Oil & Gas USA, LLC ...has submitted a Final Report concerning remediation of site soil contaminated with gear oil. The report demonstrated attainment of the Statewide Health Standard for Residential use and was approved by the Department on January 18, 2019.

E5929-079: UGI Texas Creek, LLC, One Meridian Boulevard, Suite 2C01, Wyomissing, PA 19610, Liberty Township, Tioga County, ACOE Baltimore District.
To construct, operate, and maintain:
 1) An 8 inch diameter natural gas pipeline impacting 48 square feet of an exceptional value palustrine forested (EV-PFO) wetland, 17 linear feet of Salt Spring Run (HQ-CWF), and 21 square feet of an exceptional value palustrine forested (EV-PFO) wetland via horizontal direction drill (Liberty, PA Quadrangle 41° 35` 52"N, 77° 01` 12"W); ...
The project will result in 124 linear feet of temporary stream impacts and 21,545 square feet (0.49 acre) of temporary wetland impacts, 1,800 square feet (0.04 acre) of permanent wetland impacts all for the purpose of installing a natural gas pipeline and a freshwater pipeline for Marcellus well development in Liberty Township, Tioga County.

"Gas well pressure issue leads to testing of water supply for northern Westmoreland County communities

The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County has asked for an extra water sample from Beaver Run Reservoir after a gas well located near the water source recently lost pressure.

CNX Resources suspended fracking operations from its Shaw 1G well, a deep Utica well on the northwestern side of Beaver Run Reservoir, because of a “pressure anomaly” observed last week, the Canonsburg-based energy company said ..."
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14577945-74/gas-well-pressu...

There just playing pin the tail on the donkey.

This is going to be a BIG deal once the mainstream media, fracktivists and the anti-fossil fuel crowd get wind of it. It is unfortunate for the gas patch that one driller might have tried to cut corners, and the 'accident' is going to set things back for all of the E&Ps.

Bullfrex - are you saying this won`t be a quick or easy fix?   What will the short term and long term effect be for CNX?   What will happen to this well now?

I am afraid I have little knowledge of the gas well workings and how this will shake out. I hope it is positive for those involved.

My concern is the 'propaganda' that will be spun from this incident....not good for the industry in the long run- just more ammunition for the Anti-fracking folks to impede and legislate new constraints for PA E&Ps.

"Utica shale gas well in Washington Township contained

... Well “killing” operations on Shaw 1G well in Washington Township began at about 5 p.m. Monday and were completed by 11 p.m. ... Killing involves pumping heavy mud and cement into the well, essentially sealing it off.

“We are still evaluating next steps for the Shaw 1G well and the other three wells on that pad,” CNX spokesman Brian Aiello said, noting well drilling was completed Jan. 5 and fracking started the next day. ... "
https://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/14581097-74/utica-shale-gas...

"CNX Provides Information on Successful Remediation of Shaw 1G Utica Well"
http://investors.cnx.com/news-releases/2019/02-05-2019-114553556

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I doubt any penalty the DEP might impose would approach the cost to CNX of the loss of one - and possibly 3 more - wells. 

The story as written is confusing to me....two different folks having issues with SWEPI, but it seems the DEP has ruled no foul in the case of contaminated water, while the other about a cancelled bonus payment on a lease is going to be settled by the courts.

The second story, it is not clear who was to pay the bonus amount; East or Shell.

It does seem that the lease language in our case, at least, does specify that the lease is not in effect until the bonus is paid. Sounds like East wanted to save their cash about the time the sale to SWEPI was being considered.

I feel bad for these folks, but not certain from the information given, that they are going to prevail. 

Legal contingency basis cases.

Imo it wasn't a very well written article. For example, the writer mentions the farmer called a veterinarian, But her didn't give the veterinarian's name and what he said about the cows.
Unfortunately, some people didn't read leases before signing them. East didn't approach me about leasing until after I had turned them down for seismic testing. I didn't bite because the seismic would have been done before the bonus was due and the lease was validated.

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