"A good potion of the leasehold acreage is on undeveloped acreage in Tioga State Forest in a fairly sensitive area. I am suggesting that most companies are not willing to put up with the stricter requirements that DCNR has in their (last I knew) 77…"
"Although SWEPI only holds state land from the Ultra Resources acquisition, and there is no production on it, PA has had well over 1 Billion in royalty payments from other producers since 2008 just on state owned land most of it in Tioga, Sullivan…"
"Just maybe if all the other drillers were as conscientious we wouldn't have all the controversy over drilling. You very rarely see SWEPI with a violation. All the others just deal with them because it's cheaper. That's a problem we…"
"Sorry, this is way off subject, but have to respond. That's fine and what this board is all about. I have my own God. It is Mother Nature. I just do not have much "faith" in any churches these days. Count the religious wars over the…"
"That all sounds quite sensible - I'd heard that there was a break in the action coming soon. Also possible a narrowing of their focus. Some fringe areas may not see lease renewals going forward. But as you say, things do change in this…"
"Additionally, many E&S permits that are being applied for are to bring existing pads up to new DEP requirements. They are either retiring completely or adding new storm water management structures to meet the regulations, depending on their…"
Now that the old format is back, please start using new discussions so they are available by topic. Hard to sort through the 1200+ replies to one discussion. I did stop in to speak with Shell yesterday at their Shell Appalachia offices in Wellsboro. Shell is drilling 4 Utica wells on Neal right now and will be there until February. They plan to move to Houck near the Grand Canyon airport and then maybe Showalter or Watkins in Chatham Township. They said they will stop drilling at the end of…See More
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]