What is going on in your area 2017.



Started December 30, 2016 at 06:50 pm by @Brian Day in Tioga County, PA

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Brian Day
12/30/16 06:50:39PM
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Because the old post was many pages long and a person had to wade through all of the old posts to get to the new ones, I thought it best to start a new one.  It will be more compact for a while.  

Brian Day
01/01/17 04:41:26PM @brian-day:

Hell, this site works more poorly than its old form ever did.  


WilliamAllenLadd
01/01/17 06:47:01PM @william-allen-ladd:

I agree 100 percent with you Brian. Trying to get back on here is a hassle. So much has gone on since I last made any posting. Painter's well has been in the process of fracking for the last few weeks. A water line has been installed and water is being pumped with a pump on our property from storage at applanalp well site. But fracking water is also being trucked up Broughton Hollow road nearly every day, all day long too.

A small problem with surface water washing down the pipeline ROW across our property was taken care in just a few days. Cardinal notified us even before we noticed the washing problem.

Bill L.


tclandowner
01/02/17 07:07:19AM @tclandowner:

They are trucking water to the Applanalp well site also due to the failure of the water line from town.  


WilliamAllenLadd
01/02/17 07:40:17PM @william-allen-ladd:

My wife and I made many trips up past the Aplanalp site just to see as best as we could what was going on. The last trip we made we noticed that a pipe had been laid along the north side of the road for a short distance. We presumed it was a waterline to Aplanalp well area as it was placed under the roadway from the other side. Previous to that many other tanker trucks came along from the southern end of the road near Sabinsville and turned up to the Aplanalp well..

Apparently there is water being delivered from Aplanalp well storage area as a pump has now been installed in the pipeline on our farm in Broughton Hollow. It runs day and night plus the tanker trucks are also carrying water up to Painter well.

These tanker truck drivers are extremely careful as Broughton Hollow road has been very slippery during snow storms. Many times trucks have stopped to let other trucks and other traffic go past.  Sometimes as many as five or six trucks in a row were halted to allow passing vehicles. I noticed that some drivers were putting  chains on their driving wheels just before entering the Painter well access right of way road.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/02/17 07:59:01PM @william-allen-ladd:

GOT A QUESTION.

Does anyone know why all of the orange flags are placed along the east side of Broughton Hollow road?  They are about a couple hundred yards apart along side of the road ditch from route 49 to the top of Baker Hill. From the top of Baker Hill the flags are blue in color to the intersection of Howland Hill road where they end. They were placed there about Christmas time.

Bill L..


tclandowner
01/03/17 06:09:35AM @tclandowner:

Around Christmas time they had placed flags on the east side of Cronce Brook Rd. and then they ran tests for the next two days....might be what's going on there too.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/10/17 02:03:03PM @william-allen-ladd:

On Sunday the Thumper Trucks went the length of Broughton hollow road and every few yards stopped to pound hell underneath of them for a few minutes. Sure glad I do not live next to the road like my brother does. I'll bet his teeth rattled for a few minutes! But they moved right along after maybe no more then ten minutes I'd guess.

Bill L.


ShaleForum.com
01/03/17 08:11:53AM @shaleforum:

Brian, re "Because the old post was many pages long and a person had to wade through all of the old posts to get to the new ones" - resolved several days ago. 


paleface
01/02/17 06:31:30PM @paleface:

Maybe the Russians hacked this web sight.Laugh


Josie
01/03/17 02:20:30PM @josie:

Marcellus Biggest Drillers Lock in 2017 Gas Prices at $3+ per Mcf


But that doesn't mean your royalty check is going to change much


In a sharp contrast to the end of 2015, the nation’s leading independent natural gas producers, led by Appalachian drillers, have loaded up on hedges at $3/Mcf and above to capture the full value of a healthier-looking NYMEX forward curve.

The lack of hedging a year ago worried the credit analysts at S&P Global Ratings, who said cash flow would shrink even further and toss more E&Ps into hot water with their creditors. “Hedges represent 8% … of total expected oil and gas production in 2016, a marked decline from the 15% hedged last year,” S&P said around this time in 2015. “The trend continues for speculative-grade companies, which have just 29% … of total oil and gas production hedged next year compared with 45% in 2015.”

Realizing that the party was over, independent E&Ps sobered up, stacked some rigs and began to live within their cash flows. Over the fall, they took a lesson from the previous winter, when gas sold for less than $2/MMBtu and ladled those hedges back on. The move renewed their own confidence, and that of investors, in the healing powers of selling natural gas for a profit.

“Having heard a number of E&P operators talk about hedging gas with a 3-handle [$3 to $3.99 per MMBtu] on [Henry Hub] on Q3 earnings calls, this recent run-up is a great opportunity for E&Ps to add incremental gas hedges,” analysts at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. said Dec. 13. “Prime example with [Comstock Resources Inc.] announcing incremental hedges to 50 Bcf of 2017 gas hedged at $3.32/Mcf (64% of gas at the midpoint of guidance vs. 16% just one month ago). Expect for more names in our gassy coverage to follow suit in the coming weeks.”

The biggest difference year over year came from the big dogs of shale gas, Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Southwestern Energy Co. Southwestern had no 2016 production hedged heading into the year, while Chesapeake protected only 26% of its predicted production.

With the strip averaging $3.275/MMBtu for the full year 2017, Chesapeake and Southwestern have more than half their estimated production volumes hedged at $3/Mcf and above, according to an S&P Global Market Intelligence analysis.

In 2015, when the futures strip showed prices near $2/MMBtu for the first half of the next year, producers complained that there was little point in spending the money to hedge at what one called “punitive” prices.

Most big pure-play Appalachian drillers need to beat frequent sub-$1/Mcf spot prices inside the play, and some have large chunks of their expected 2017 production hedged above the $3.275/MMBtu NYMEX curve, which should improve their margins and cash flows, given how low the group has driven costs.

The one exception is Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., which reported zero hedging at this time in 2015 and only 11% of production hedged currently. Cabot’s first-quarter revenue took a beating without the hedge protection, as it reported averaging $1.49/Mcf for its production. Cabot soldiered on because its cash costs to operate were $1.18/Mcf in the quarter.

Outside Appalachia, Devon Energy Corp. CEO David Hager told analysts on Devon’s Nov. 2 earnings conference call that the company was layering in more hedges. “We’ve been hedging significantly more, so that’s helped underpin and provide more comfort to the cash flows that we’ll have in 2017, but the opportunities are there to add more hedges and more rigs if prices go high enough.”

Devon had 29% of its 2017 gas production hedged at $2.98/Mcf, according to its most recent earnings report.

S&P Global Market Intelligence looked at the hedging portfolios of the top 10 independent publicly traded natural gas producers in the U.S. Not included in that list are the supermajors, which normally do not hedge, and international oil and gas companies.*


Josie
01/03/17 06:57:11PM @josie:

Anyone know where Ensign 162 is drilling and when it will be done there?


jeffrey ortt
01/05/17 07:34:14PM @jeffrey-ortt:

Question - it was noted that they are fracking Painter's well.  Is the leg/direction known?  Last year about this time I turned down that contract because it gave me no protection.  it was my understanding that they cannot be within a few hundred feet of my property taking gas.


Josie
01/05/17 07:42:38PM @josie:

PRODUCTION_UNIT_MAPSTIOGACOUNTY.pngEach bore hole goes either to the NW or the SE ALL MOST ALWAYS.... no other directions....and Production Units all lay like that. attached is a map shoung PU's...most look like brown rectangles laying NWxSE


Lynn Wigglesworth
01/06/17 12:39:45PM @lynn-wigglesworth:

Josie; Do you happen to know how old that PU map is? It shows East's proposed unit for the Kennedy well (which I first saw 8-10 years ago), which left out several properties--the whole SE corner of the unit--that they hadn't leased at the time (but are now leased by SWEPI). It will be interesting to see what SWEPI declares as a unit (I still haven't heard from them)

I'm also curious about how many of those wells have actually been completed.


Josie
01/06/17 12:53:58PM @josie:

The Map I attached is current as of this month Lynn. The units you see on the map are not proposed units. Each has been declared and recorded in the court house.

Every PU on that map has at least a Vertical well. There is no easy was to know how many of the PU"s shown have horizontal wells. 

The current Kennedy PU was declared in about 2010 and has about 628 ares in it. We think that the NEW PU that Swepi will need to declare will be at least 1600-1800 acres in order to include the length of all the horizontal well bores. And the unit will need to be about 1 mile wide. 

Swepi will not declare that New Unit until they are ready to produce. That could be a year from now and will require State approval.

Nice to see you back. I just got active here again too.


Lynn Wigglesworth
01/06/17 01:53:48PM @lynn-wigglesworth:

I didn't know a unit could be changed after it was declared. At what point would they have to notify me if I'm included in the unit (or does a royalty check just show up in my mailbox?Happy). How can they enlarge the Kennedy unit that much without running into other units? Some are pretty close.


Josie
01/06/17 02:00:13PM @josie:

Swepi will declare the new unit just prior to production and will send each owner in the unit a copy of declaration in the mail about the same time that they record the new declaration at the court house. 

There is more than enough room in that area to meet what will be required without running into other PU's.

I am not an expert and have no way to actually know how big the new unit will be.

When I receive the New Declaration in the mail, I will let you know. I will either be good new or not so good news at that point.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/06/17 02:48:58PM @william-allen-ladd:

Looks like the drill unit in Westfield Township extends from route 49 more or less parallel to Broughton hollow road, south to Clymer township. As far as I can determine from the map which is not very clear, Lu and I have about thirty acres that are included in this unit.

Bill L.


Josie
01/06/17 02:58:58PM @josie:

Did you receive a PU Notification when the Unit was recorded? There is nothing under your name recorded as a unit.

MATCHING NAMES TYPE DATE RECORDED MUNICIPALITY INSTRUMENT # PAGES PRICE CART
TIOGA COUNTY
LADD, WILLIAM ALLEN
LADD, WILLIAM ALLEN
AGREEMENT JUL 25, 2016 WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP 201606607 4 $4.25 Add to cart
LADD, WILLIAM ALLEN
LADD, WILLIAM ALLEN
AMENDMENT MAY 25, 2016 WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP 201604658 4 $4.25 Add to cart
LADD, WILLIAM ALLEN RIGHT OF WAY FEB 18, 2016 WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP 201601564 8 $7.25 Add to cart
LADD, WILLIAM ALLEN OIL AND GAS LEASE NOV 10, 2014 WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP 201409658 5 $5.00 Add to cart
LADD, WILLIAM A CLEAN AND GREEN DEC 13, 2001 WESTFIELD TOWNSHIP 200111942 4 $4.25 Add to ca

Josie
01/06/17 05:00:30PM @josie:

Is the PU you think you are in a Swepi Unit or a Travis Peak Unit, William?


WilliamAllenLadd
01/10/17 02:20:16PM @william-allen-ladd:

Hi Josie. The unit would be in the Travis Peake unit. Same as for the Painter well.  Travis Peake landmen came several times to discuss the original lease pertaining to storage area lease signed by my father many years ago.   And no we have not received any confirmation as yet. The map posted here is just not clear enough that I can see exactly where their boundry lies.

Bill L.


Josie
01/10/17 02:28:38PM @josie:

Hi William, you are leased with Swepi, right? If you are leased to swepi you would not be in a Travis peak unit. I don't think you are in a unit right now...not yet.

If you are leased to Travis, then yes you probably are in that unit....


paleface
01/10/17 04:06:31PM @paleface:

Beatrice and Lislie Ladd on November 4th received a decloration of pooling.


Josie
01/10/17 04:09:02PM @josie:

From what company? 

Who are they leased with?


Josie
01/10/17 04:10:44PM @josie:

They are in the Travis Peak PU as of Nov 4


WilliamAllenLadd
01/11/17 03:04:53PM @william-allen-ladd:

Hey Paleface, Please explain how Lisle Ladd and Beatrice Ladd were pooled on November 4th.They have both been dead since 1991.


paleface
01/11/17 03:17:00PM @paleface:

Go to the landex web site type in the search Ladd and Tioga co. Its right there.Maybe the recorder of deeds didn't change ownership after they passed on.


Josie
01/10/17 02:34:13PM @josie:

TRAVISWESTFIELD.pngMaybe this will help


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JayL
01/12/17 04:47:37PM @jayl:

The Declaration of Pooling references the Lease of Record. If your property is a part of an old Lease that was converted to storage, that lease is still the Oil and Gas lease of Record. Because you own the property and I assume the Oil and Gas Rights also this lease is now your lease. I'm guessing it's from the 1950's or so. At least you'll be getting more than just storage rentals now!!


paleface
01/13/17 08:56:46AM @paleface:

Jayl,what is Dominion's position in the gas production/ If they have one?


JayL
01/13/17 09:39:27AM @jayl:

I looked up the original Lease and related assignments on LANDEX. It was actually from 1979. Dominion currently holds the storage rights but in 2015 partially assigned the lease with depth/horizon limitations to Travis Peake. Given that all or a portion of the property is involved in storage T Peake can only access the Utica. I'm sure there's additional stipulations that prevent anything but a horizontal well bore to penetrate the Utica but I did not read the entire assignment due to time and money to use LANDEX. They obviously need to stay a safe distance from the storage field so to not compromise the storage operations. 


paleface
01/13/17 09:54:14AM @paleface:

Thank You Jayl we are all learning from this information.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/13/17 11:27:03AM @william-allen-ladd:

A couple years someone asked me if I knew just where the limits of the Dominion gas storage area was.  After much inquiry and little response from Dominion, I found a map of what was their storage area. I took that map and did an overlay. As best as I could determine the north west edge of Dominion's  storage was within a stones throw of my property line.

Many months later Dominion wanted to extend their storage "buffering area" about 2000 feet if I remember correctly.  This took place sometime before  Travis Peake entered the picture.

Bill L.


paleface
01/13/17 01:30:37PM @paleface:

Bill I have a map of the storage area and the proposed new buffer area,but I don't know how to scan to computer.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/13/17 07:29:58PM @william-allen-ladd:

Is your map a hard copy? or is it on a chip? Maybe you could even snap a photo of the map with your computer if it is equipped with a camera like the newer computers are. Just a thought Paleface.

Bill L.


paleface
01/13/17 09:27:01PM @paleface:

Here is the map of Sabinsville Storage Area.


Tim17
01/14/17 08:50:15AM @tim17:

i had heard the storage field with buffer was approx 15,000 acres.  That map looks substantially smaller than that.

any thoughts?


paleface
01/14/17 09:23:11AM @paleface:

Not sure was there more than this one storage field up for lease by Dominion?


paleface
01/14/17 01:59:19PM @paleface:

https://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/Files/20121130155259-CP12-59-000.pdf Tim this is saying 6490 acres.


Thomas Lilli
05/11/17 10:09:41PM @thomas-lilli:

Any word on the Repsol units just north of 414 and just west of 15?


Josie
01/13/17 02:07:02PM @josie:

TIOGA COUNTY

Anyone have any insight or knowledge about the length of well bore from well head to the end of the bore. Any info would help...even rumored info.

Marcellus

Utica


WilliamAllenLadd
01/13/17 07:21:54PM @william-allen-ladd:

Well Josie, I don't know if this will help but the distance from the Painter well to route 49 is approximately 1 mile.  I would presume the bore length fall a little short of this. The map posted shows the drill unit ends at route 49.  I don't know if this helps or not but I do know that it took 3 or more weeks of constantly hauling fracking water up past our property. Sometimes tanker trucks were almost bumper to bumper.

Bill L.


Josie
01/13/17 07:34:05PM @josie:

Thanks, what is the name of the well?


WilliamAllenLadd
01/14/17 08:00:45PM @william-allen-ladd:

It is named PAINTER WELL Josie.

Thank you Paleface for the map you provided of Dominion's storage. It does seem to clear up a bit better just where their storage is.  If your map is accurate, then my property is not in their storage area. I suspect that Travis Peake will run another lateral west of where their first one is. Rumors have it that another well will be drilled within a few feet west of the one already in place. With all the work and money going into this particular location, there must be something of interest down there!

Bill L.


Josie
01/14/17 08:28:54PM @josie:

Thanks Bill. Is you property in Westfield township?


WilliamAllenLadd
01/15/17 06:18:30AM @william-allen-ladd:

Hey Josie, Yes we are in Westfield township.

Bill


Josie
01/15/17 10:36:14AM @josie:

Is this you?


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WilliamAllenLadd
01/15/17 05:29:04PM @william-allen-ladd:

Yep Josie that is part of our property. The unit cuts across about half of that ground


WilliamAllenLadd
01/15/17 06:11:25PM @william-allen-ladd:

This overlay is very clear. I thank you for posting it. The unit seems to cover about 15 acres of our property on the east side of Broughton hollow road. At the top of this map the unit seems to angle down and intersect with the Broughton road and the little creek. The Lisle Ladd estate also intersects at that point on the west side of the road. However the map is cut off at the top so I cant determine exactly where.

I presume that the seismic testing down Broughton hollow road these last few weeks will encourage another unit to be claimed by Travis Peake next to this one. I suspect that it will happen eventually in a few years.. 

Bill L.


Josie
01/15/17 06:41:31PM @josie:

top of travis


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WilliamAllenLadd
01/16/17 09:15:51AM @william-allen-ladd:

Thanks again Josie.. I will study both maps. But I think there might be a section missing between the two parts shown.

Bill L.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/16/17 09:40:32AM @william-allen-ladd:

Say Josie, I just discovered that on the shaded portion of the map, it shows the label on my property as being "Painter trust".  Now I wonder why this is? Painter has no interest in this section of property. I do think that he was hoping a few years ago that he might be able to acquire it for taxes. But I told him "NO WAY!"  Is it possible that this unit was drawn up at that time and that label was applied accidently or just by "wishful thinking"?  If you notice, most of the other labels are typed in yellow color.  The label on my property is in white type.

Bill L.


Josie
01/16/17 10:22:37AM @josie:

I don't know.

Have a title company do a property search to make sure you have clear title. The county puts info on the map that is recorded only. Not based on hope or wishful thinking. 


WilliamAllenLadd
01/16/17 11:59:32AM @william-allen-ladd:

We have the deed to the property plus a paper stating that any thing against it was paid up in full about 1952 by my father. Dad's uncle bought the proper we are talking about some years earlier. The uncle was unable to pay it off and was getting too old to do any more with it. He asked Dad if he would pay it off and take ownership. Dad said yes. And it was done. When Dominion was leasing for storage about the early 1970's,, Dad asked me for my input.  The storage lease money would help pay the taxes on it.  I had a few reservations about it, but Dad thought that it would be a very long time before anything more would be done as far as gas drilling or whatever. So I agreed that storage leasing would be OK.

Dad paid the taxes and nothing more was discussed. When Dad and mother both died all the property was divided up amongst us kids. But nothing was written about the storage lease payments. I do not think my mother was really aware of the gas storage lease. My brother did not seem to know about the gas storage lease either. I put in a claim for the gas lease on the acreage left to me.  My brother for some unknown reason, refused to put in a claim for his share of the gas storage lease.  I had done all of the work such as providing copies of death certificates and wills.  Even the folks at Dominion sent my brother, the application papers for his own claim.  

Eventually my share was, as small as it was, arrived in my mail box. 

Bill L.


Josie
01/16/17 03:09:39PM @josie:

Bill,

You need to go to this website and search LADD. Do not put in  a first name.

http://www.patreasury.gov/claim/

Your family members have money there


WilliamAllenLadd
01/16/17 03:58:02PM @william-allen-ladd:

I went to unclaimed money as you suggested. Seems to be less then  a  hundred dollars insurance claim waiting for me to claim. I saw nothing else.  Will look again.

Thanks Bill L.


Josie
01/16/17 04:03:04PM @josie:

Leslie Ladd dominion


WilliamAllenLadd
01/16/17 05:29:15PM @william-allen-ladd:

The name is actually spelled LISLE LADD Josie. He is  or was my father. His name is often misspelled. He died in 1991. Property was left all to my mother. She died about a year later.  Her will states that I was to receive about 70 acres.  These 70 acres consisted of  40 Acres from the original property of about 80 acres bought by my great grandfather Cyrus Tuttle about 1850.   The 30 Acres where the unit per the map you sent, was purchased by Cyrus's son Charles Tuttle. In turn, Charles Tuttle, who could no longer pay the mortgage,  turned that 30 acres over to my father who then paid off the mortgage. I have that signed paper in my possession. Dad paid the taxes on that 30 acres  and the original 80 acres until he died leaving it to my mother.  When she died She willed that 40 acres from the original 80 acres plus the 30 acres to Lu Ann and myself.   Our deed is all free and clear of any  names and or mortgages. Property was left to me and Lu Ann.

Bill L.


Josie
01/16/17 05:32:38PM @josie:

The State is holding money for his estate. It is simple to to get it..just follow the directions on that site. 


WilliamAllenLadd
01/23/17 08:29:19PM @william-allen-ladd:

To Josie:

I was able to have a meeting with one of Travis Peake's Land men. Jack Cochran, the man in charge of the Painter well unit was schedule to meet with Lu Ann and myself but was so busy trying to wrap up things before this storm dumped on us that he was unable to make it. However he sent another man. The main Landman, I'll call him, to clear things up. The label I was concerned about was what the entire unit was called.  It just happened to be displayed on the section of the unit which I own. He had a larger map that we looked at. He told us that things were moving along with a few glitches. Lack of fracking water for one thing.

We had a couple of questions concerning the ROW pipeline clearing. The placing of logs that we wanted better access to. A small problem, if you have a tractor. Which we do not have any more.

Aside from that, the meeting was more informative then we really expected and very cordial!.

Lu and I drove over to look at the Abplanalp site.

(Notice the spelling which we copied directly from the board at the entrance of the well site today.)

I guess Travis Peake is about to start work there as soon as they can bring their rigging in.

Hope we don't get snowed in tonight from the storm!

Bill L.


tclandowner
01/15/17 06:21:55AM @tclandowner:

Morning Bill,

A second well is planned on Jane Apblanalp's property where the water tanks are located which would be west of Painter's.  


paleface
01/16/17 09:42:30AM @paleface:

Does anyone know if the Travis Peak wells are Marcellus or Utica in the Westfield area?  


WilliamAllenLadd
01/16/17 05:32:31PM @william-allen-ladd:

I was under the impression that it was the UTICA deposit that was fracted

Bill L.


paleface
01/16/17 05:41:43PM @paleface:

That's good the Utica is much deeper than the Marcellus,shouldn't be any migration problems from the storage field.


Josie
01/19/17 01:43:38PM @josie:

If you are talking about the Painter well it is a Utica and there is only one well permitted. The Unit may be the largest in the county so far about 1700 acres....


Josie
01/19/17 01:47:29PM @josie:

Can you see this?


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WilliamAllenLadd
01/19/17 01:34:31PM @william-allen-ladd:

Has there already been one well drilled on Aplanalp farm and completed? Lu and I drove up that way several times and never saw a drilling rig. We only saw a few bulldozers and a storage tank or two. What a narrow and crooked road for even a couple of pickup trucks to travel on let alone the big eighteen wheelers and tanker trucks.

Bill L.


tclandowner
01/20/17 06:13:48AM @tclandowner:

No, the Aplanalp well has not been drilled yet.  There are four big storage tanks on the pad presently that would interfere with drilling.  The tanks are about 1/3 full of frozen water.  The plan was to fill them by piping water up from Rte. 49.  When that failed, they were filling them using the smaller water trucks and then piping water over to the Painter site.   That hose of course is also frozen. They even had a couple of heater coils in the one tank to keep the water from freezing.  The well site is marked with a pylon and the new pipe line has a spur that will accept the gas when the well is finished.  They were bleeding the line at the new pressure station down the road from us the other day so maybe the Painter well is on-line? 


WilliamAllenLadd
01/20/17 10:05:46AM @william-allen-ladd:

Frozen waterlines?  I did notice that the waterline seems to have collapsed when we last drove by the area. Water trucks have been running up and down Broughton Hollow road yesterday, (the 19th of January).  As of about 3:30 pm we drove by the access road to the Painter well. A tanker truck was about to enter Broughton hollow as we went by.

We often see lights from the well site a few hours after dark against the fog and low clouds and sometimes we can hear engines from that direction running.

Bill L.


tclandowner
01/21/17 05:49:33AM @tclandowner:

Quite frozen - it is a smallish diameter line going from the first tank.  I didn't follow it but I'm assuming it went towards the Painter well. The line that follows the road that you see never did work for them.  


Josie
01/21/17 08:07:45AM @josie:

I can not find any well permits for a well called "Aplanalp". Please verify the name of the well you are talking about and the driller


Ann Ticopa
01/15/17 06:43:13AM @ann-ticopa:
Finally found a browwser (Chrome) that sort-of works with this site. Still getting the DEP enotices and it seems the Utica is a fizzle ... no new permits in a while.
paleface
01/19/17 11:51:22AM @paleface:

Its interesting how Shell has figured out that one township is Marcellus and another would be Utica in Tioga county.It looks like they are really going for the production stage now.Mega pads are being built.


Josie
01/19/17 12:33:12PM @josie:

Travis, EQT and Shell are drilling Marcellus, Utica and Trenton Black River all in Delmar.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/19/17 01:23:59PM @william-allen-ladd:

Then do you think that Aplanalp well will be throw up for now Josie? Seems like an awful lot of work has gone into preparing that site just to pack up and leave. Even for just a short time. Maybe the failure of the waterline coming up the hill to Aplanalp well site from the Cowanesque river has been too costly. Last summer Lu and I noticed stakes with Cardinal flags on them over on Crance Brooke  area. I happened to mention seeing those stakes to the cardinal landman one day while he was here at our home. He did not say much about them however.

Bill L


Josie
01/19/17 01:51:22PM @josie:

Sorry william, I have no idea where you are talking about (Aplanalp well) where is that and is it spelled right?


WilliamAllenLadd
01/21/17 11:31:36AM @william-allen-ladd:

Good morning Josie. I thought that I posted directions to the Aplanalp Well site here somewhere but I cant find it. So I will try again.

The Aplanalp farm is in a direct line between my place and the Painter Well site. That is to say that I live about half way between Painter's Well  site and Aplanalp farm. The farm itself is perhaps a mile off of route 349 to the west. If you know where the LADD ROAD ((not the road I live on, that is Broughton Hollow road)), enters route 349, there is a road directly across 349 that appears to follow up a very narrow gorge to the west. This road continues past a farm on the right. It almost looks like a driveway to this farm only. But it continues right past this farm house right up the narrow gorge and ends at the Aplanalp farm.

The well site itself is accessed by going up the "Reservoir hill road a couple of  miles. Drive clear to the top of the hill until it levels out and even starts to drop a little. The well site access road is on the left and clearly marked.

To find Reservoir hill road. Drive thru the town of Westfield until you can come to the bridge crossing the Cowanesque river at the west edge of the business section of town. DO not cross the bridge. Turn to the left just before crossing that bridge. It is a one way street. This is Reservoir hill road.

Hope this helps you to locate Aplanalp Well site.

Bill L.


Josie
01/21/17 11:40:53AM @josie:

No permits found for a well called Aplanalp. What other name could it be?


Josie
01/21/17 12:01:47PM @josie:

No property owner by the name Aplanalp in Tioga Co.


Jane Abplanalp
01/22/17 10:17:47AM @jane-abplanalp:

The pad is "Abplanalp" and two permits have been issued.


Josie
01/22/17 10:41:03AM @josie:

Sorry for my confusion. I can find only one Travis Peak well permit in Tioga Co and it is the Painter well.

Please tell me where I am going wrong so I can stop wasting everyone's time.

Can you share the well permit number please? 


Jane Abplanalp
01/22/17 10:51:54AM @jane-abplanalp:

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Jane Abplanalp
01/22/17 10:55:20AM @jane-abplanalp:

The permit numbers are 117-21811 and 117-21812 in Westfield Township and company is Travis Peak Resources.  They are listed on DEP's website but were issued back in Oct. or Nov. 2015.  They have done no drilling and only water tanks on the pad.


Josie
01/22/17 11:19:00AM @josie:

“Voila!” Thank you, Jane, very much for sharing the info. 2 Trenton/Black River Utica wells. Travis let the permits expire. I have no idea what it takes to renew them. Are you hearing anything that leads you to think they are going to renew them?

Permit Number: 117-21811
Well Name: ABPLANALP 1H
Operator: TRAVIS PEAK RESOURCES LLC
Operator Number: OGO-68749
Well Type: GAS
Storage Field Name:
Well Status: Proposed But Never Materialized
Original Permit Issuance Date:11/2/2015
Permit Expiration Date: 11/2/2016
SPUD Date:
Date Plugged:
Conservation Well: Y
County: Tioga
Municipality: Westfield Twp
Latitude DD: 41.898639
Longitude DD: -77.541958
Latitude DMS: 41° 53' 55.1004''
Longitude DMS: -77° 32' 31.0488''
Primary Facility ID 804346
Unconventional Well: Y
Surface Elevation: 1912
Well Configuration: Horizontal Well
Coal: NonCoal
Well Pad Name - ID: -
UIC ID:
UIC Type Description:
Site ID: 809153
Site Name: ABPLANALP WELL SITE OG ESCGP

Permit Number: 117-21812
Well Name: ABPLANALP 2H
Operator: TRAVIS PEAK RESOURCES LLC
Operator Number: OGO-68749
Well Type: GAS
Storage Field Name:
Well Status: Proposed But Never Materialized
Original Permit Issuance Date:11/2/2015
Permit Expiration Date: 11/2/2016
SPUD Date:
Date Plugged:
Conservation Well: Y
County: Tioga
Municipality: Westfield Twp
Latitude DD: 41.898614
Longitude DD: -77.541892
Latitude DMS: 41° 53' 55.0104''
Longitude DMS: -77° 32' 30.8112''
Primary Facility ID 804348
Unconventional Well: Y
Surface Elevation: 1912
Well Configuration: Horizontal Well
Coal: NonCoal
Well Pad Name - ID: -
UIC ID:
UIC Type Description:
Site ID: 809153
Site Name: ABPLANALP WELL SITE OG ESCGP


Jane Abplanalp
01/23/17 12:10:28PM @jane-abplanalp:

I haven't heard anything from Travis but it's been real busy up there with water trucks going and coming. I had heard they were going to drill a second well on Painter's but nothing definite.  All sorts of rumors going around. 


Josie
01/23/17 12:23:06PM @josie:

No New Permit applications on your well pad or the Painter Well Pad. I am watching the permitting being done in Tioga Co and when I see yours I will let you know. I am inclined to think that in your case the process would be short to make the old permit active again. Probably will require payment of a fee. 


WilliamAllenLadd
01/25/17 11:09:00AM @william-allen-ladd:

Hello Jane Abplanalp. I am sure glad you cleared that up for us.  Many years ago, my brother Robert Ladd invited a girl named ??? Abplanalp who live on that Abplanalp farm on a date, I think to was Eldridge Park. It had to have been over fifty years ago. So I knew little about this property or even if it was still owned by this girl's family.  This was about all I knew about the property until Travis Peake wanted to build a pipeline across our land from Painter's well to another well that was said to be located on the Abplanalp farm. We are located midway, almost in a direct line between  these two wells.

Sure glad that someone reads these postings that can set us straight!

Bill L.


tclandowner
01/20/17 06:17:20AM @tclandowner:

Cardinal is the company that put in the pipe line Bill.  Right now it stops at Reservoir Hill Rd. but they have plans to parallel part of Sperry and Young Rd. for a bit and then cross over Cronce Brook on their way to the next well pad.  I heard that there is a landowner that will not allow the pipe line to cross over his property so that may be the holdup...


Josie
01/19/17 12:36:02PM @josie:

Hi Ann, good to see you back.


Brian Day
01/19/17 09:24:26PM @brian-day:

I have not seen any comments about a Fuller Pad apparently active between Keeneyville and Shortsville in Middlebury Township.  What news does anyone have?


Josie
01/19/17 09:26:58PM @josie:

Fuller is permitted for 4 Utica wells and Ensign 162 is there drilling. I think they will be done in about 2 months or sooner


paleface
01/20/17 05:33:41AM @paleface:

Josie the kennedy permits are they all Marcellus?


Josie
01/20/17 08:14:12AM @josie:

8 Marcellus Permits. The well boros may be the longest in Tioga County. 5 to the NW and 3 to the SE. Swepi is now drilling the first stage of each well and cementing in the casings. I think they have 4 of those completed with the 5th being done this week. I assume when Ensign 162 is done at Fuller they will come over to Kennedy.


paleface
01/20/17 08:49:46AM @paleface:

That's what I heard also march / april they expect to be done at Fullers,than over to Kennedy's for about a year of drilling.There bringing another rig into Middlebury area that will stay there.They have a lot of drilling planed for the area as long as the environment doesn't change.


Josie
01/20/17 09:01:30AM @josie:

Thanks for the update on Fuller


Josie
01/21/17 11:19:42AM @josie:

HEADS UP!

On Jan 12, Obama put on a frontal attack and direct assault on the Oil and Gas industry. His USFWS department is responsible for running the Endangered Species Act did an amazing thing that if not corrected now may bring the industry to it's knees. USFWS  list the Bumble Bee as an endangered species.

Imagine the consequences if every time a driller wants to permit a pad that he has to do and extensive environmental impact statement on the Bumble Bee. Image every time a mid stream wants to lay pipe. Image every time a farmer wants to plow a field, etc etc etc etc...on and on and on.

You think I am kidding?

As the ignominious rule of Barack Hussein Obama draws to a close on Jan. 20, government agencies that are part of the Executive Branch, like the EPA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), continue to issue “midnight” rulings and edicts that will have tragic consequences–until Trump arrives and reverses it (hard to do, but not impossible).

On September 22, 2016 the USFWS published a proposed rule to list the rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) as “endangered” under the ESA. The rusty patched bumble bee is found in the Midwest and eastern parts of the U.S. If it gets listed, it will have SIGNIFICANT impacts on drillers and midstreamers (see “Endangered” Bumble Bee May Slow/Stop O&G Projects in Northeast). Well, with just a few days left in Obama’s reign of terror, they’ve pulled the trigger and done it. The USFWS has just listed the lowly bumble bee as endangered…

The legal beagles at energy law firm Vorys provide this quick summary of the listing:

On January 11, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“Service”) published a final rule listing the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of the 1973 (“ESA”). Pursuant to Section 4 of the ESA, the Service is required to make listing decisions – relying on the best scientific and commercial data available – based on (a) the present or threatened destruction, modification or curtailment of habitat, (b) species overutilization, (c) disease or predation, (d) inadequate existing regulatory mechanisms, or (e) other natural or manmade factors affecting the species continued existence.

The Service’s decision to list the bee as endangered is based on a study of the species’ overall viability in which the Service found that the resiliency, representation, and redundancy of the species have all declined since the late 1990s and are projected to decline over the next several decades. The study showed an 88 percent decline in bee populations along with a decrease in range and distribution since 2000. The Service sites several past and ongoing stressors as likely causes of the decline in the bee’s population, including disease, pesticides, and habitat loss.

The final rule becomes effective on February 10, 2017. (1)

The USFWS issued an ebullient press release announcing the latest thuggish move, calling the listing a “race against extinction”:

Just 20 years ago, the rusty patched bumble bee was a common sight, so ordinary that it went almost unnoticed as it moved from flower to flower, collecting nectar and pollen. But the species, now balancing precariously on the brink of extinction, has become the first-ever bumble bee in the United States — and the first bee of any kind in the contiguous 48 states — to be declared endangered.

The endangered designation is made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the Endangered Species Act for species that are in danger of becoming extinct throughout all or a portion of their range. Service Midwest Regional Director Tom Melius said, “Our top priority is to act quickly to prevent extinction of the rusty patched bumble bee. Listing the bee as endangered will help us mobilize partners and focus resources on finding ways right now to stop the decline.”

Once common and abundant across 28 states from Connecticut to South Dakota, the District of Columbia and two Canadian provinces, the rusty patched bumble bee has experienced a swift and dramatic decline since the late 1990s. Abundance of the rusty patched bumble bee has plummeted by 87 percent, leaving small, scattered populations in 13 states and one province.

“The rusty patched bumble bee is among a group of pollinators – including the monarch butterfly – experiencing serious declines across the country,” Melius said. “Why is this important? Pollinators are small but mighty parts of the natural mechanism that sustains us and our world. Without them, our forests, parks, meadows and shrublands, and the abundant, vibrant life they support, cannot survive, and our crops require laborious, costly pollination by hand.”

Like other bees, rusty patched bumble bees pollinate many plants, including economically important crops such as tomatoes, cranberries and peppers. Bumble bees are especially good pollinators; even plants that can self-pollinate produce more and bigger fruit when pollinated by bumble bees. Each year, insects, mostly bees, provide pollination services valued at an estimated $3 billion in the United States.

Since 2000, rusty patched bumble bees have been reported in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. Some populations are so small that it is unclear whether they still exist.

Causes of the decline in rusty patched bumble bee populations are believed to be loss of habitat; disease and parasites; use of pesticides that directly or indirectly kill the bees; climate change, which can affect the availability of the flowers they depend on; and extremely small population size. Most likely, a combination of these factors has caused the decline in rusty patched bumble bees.

Melius says there are steps the public can now take to help pollinators like the rusty patched bumble bee. Plant native flowers, even in small plots in urban areas, using a variety that will bloom from spring through fall. Limit or avoid use of pesticides if possible, and always follow label instructions carefully. Foster natural landscapes and leave grass and garden plants uncut after summer to provide habitat for overwintering bees.

The rusty patched bumble bee once lived in grasslands and prairies of the Upper Midwest and Northeast, but many of those areas are gone. The bee gathers pollen and nectar from a variety of flowering plants. It emerges in early spring and is one of the last bumble bee species to go into hibernation in the fall. Because it is active so long, it needs a constant supply of flowers blooming from April through September.

Rusty patched bumble bee colonies rely on survival of their queen bee, the only member of the colony that survives the winter. In spring, a solitary queen emerges from hibernation, finds a suitable nest site and lays eggs fertilized the previous fall. Worker bees hatch, and the colony grows. New queens replace the old, all workers die and the cycle repeats.

More information about the rusty patched bumble bee, the rule listing it as endangered, and ways to help this species and other pollinators is available at https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/rpbb/index.html
The final rule listing the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered appears in the January 11, 2017, Federal Register and takes effect on February 10, 2017. (2)

https://www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/rpbb/index.html


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WilliamAllenLadd
01/21/17 03:25:14PM @william-allen-ladd:

In my lifetime all kinds of insects have become scarce. In turn many birds are no longer seen either. This summer alone I have observed only two bumble bees. Not too many years ago they were so thick one summer that you dare not walk barefooted. I once noticed a humming bird and a bumble bee fighting to claim the rights to a single large hollyhock blossom.  What a fight it was! Each combatant would approach that blossom at the same time. one would attack the other.

"BBbbbbZZZZZ!" I could actually hear the bee powering up his wings in preparing to defend his claim. That bee held hid his ground pretty good. The hummer was well able to avoid being stung. They were pretty evenly matched.  After about five minutes the bee gave it up as a waste of fuel I guess, as he flew off to a different holly hock plant a few yards away. And the Humming bird claimed his blossom.

What a fight it was! I doubt I will ever see a fight quite like this one was over the possession of a single holly hock blossom

Bill L.


tclandowner
01/24/17 10:37:42AM @tclandowner:

I think the best way to participate in a forum may be to post a comment rather than replying to a previous post? Seems like when someone replies to another person's post, it is difficult to find...


Josie
01/24/17 10:47:14AM @josie:

The Old GMS forum functioned very well and it wasn't an issue. This forum format is a nightmare and doesn't seem to be getting any better although I have been told by the owner that he is working to fix it. 

Please do not leave. Making posts and then having folks reply is what a forum is all about.

Let the owner know your concerns.

keith@shaleforum.com


Keith Mauck
01/24/17 11:25:39AM @keith-mauck:

What is exactly different? Digging through a long thread was always an issue.


tclandowner
02/07/17 04:44:46PM @tclandowner:

I think what's different is you have to hit bottom in order to read new comments and sift through old ones to find people's replies.  I thought at one time new comments would appear under the forum title?  Husband claims that is how it used to work....  I like receiving notification of new comments in my email and when you click on the link in the email you get taken right to the comment on the forum.  


Lynn Wigglesworth
01/24/17 12:10:04PM @lynn-wigglesworth:

Josie; the real problem I have isn't so much with this site. My problem is with the lack of information coming from the gas companies. The gas companies are so unwilling to release any kind of information that all I see here are questions, confusion, speculation, and people deducing what they can from permits, production reports, looking at well sites, etc. People are also unwilling to give details of leases or royalty checks, so others don't even know what to expect if they DO get leased or in a unit. I don't know any more about my particular situation than I did 5 years ago.


WilliamAllenLadd
01/24/17 01:06:27PM @william-allen-ladd:

Good Morning Lynn. Lu Ann and I had a bit of a concern about the Painter drilling unit which by the way we are included in. We contacted Jack Cochran from Travis Peake  by Email expecting that our concern could be cleared up simply by an Email from Jack.

Instead Jack set up a meeting within a couple of days of our inquirey. He made a phone call to one of his landmen about the concern. Jack was unable to come himself, partly I think,  due to this storm. Anyway his land man came to our door within minutes of the set agreed time. He had our concerns straighten out within about ten minutes. And then he sat down with us and for about an hour talked about how the well would soon go on line and other plans they were hoping to put into operation.

He was a little concerned himself about the incoming snow storm and getting stranded somewhere. But he did not rush us in the least and was very informative.

I give "Travis Peake" a "THUMBS UP", and especially Jack Cochran and Wayne Gill for the quick response to our concern!

Bill L.


Lynn Wigglesworth
01/24/17 10:57:51AM @lynn-wigglesworth:
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ShaleForum.com
01/24/17 11:35:51AM @shaleforum:

Lynn, My email update links take me right to the reply. Same as under the "Latest Reply" under the latest tab on the homepage. Are you getting email updates?


Lynn Wigglesworth
01/24/17 11:47:45AM @lynn-wigglesworth:

"Latest Reply" only takes you to the last thing posted. If there were other replies before that, you don't see them unless you look back through the thread. I don't get any email notifications of new posts...did I somehow turn off that feature or something?

Update; I checked my account settings and it was turned off so I turned it back on.


ShaleForum.com
01/24/17 11:58:56AM @shaleforum:

Ok, so maybe we add a new link or somehow display..."Recent Activity for this Post."


tclandowner
01/24/17 10:39:47AM @tclandowner:

My biggest gripe about what's been going on in our neighborhood is the lack of timely snow plowing of our road.  Here it is 10:38 in the morning on Tues. the 24th and our road still has not been plowed #travispeak #owlettsplowourroad! 


paleface
01/24/17 11:41:36AM @paleface:

TC. How much snow did you get so far this storm?


tclandowner
01/24/17 01:52:19PM @tclandowner:

Probably about 8 inches so far.  1:51 and no plow has touched our road yet....


paleface
01/24/17 03:13:05PM @paleface:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=41.9177&lon=-77.5401#.WIe0KeQzWcw It doesn't look to good for the next 5 days!


Lynn Wigglesworth
01/24/17 04:20:35PM @lynn-wigglesworth:

We've got maybe 5" in Delmar township, but it's still snowing. The power has been flickering all day, and was off for about an hour.


paleface
01/24/17 04:27:47PM @paleface:

Maybe the snow will help kill that flu germ thats going around.


WilliamAllenLadd
02/02/17 07:45:26AM @william-allen-ladd:

Roads were a little slippy in places. We went to Hornell with a little apprehension Tuesday. Yesterday we went to Wellsboro. Nice when we started but on the way back heavy wet sticking snow on roads, trees and visability poor. As we approached home skies were blue and sun shining brightly.

Noticed that lights from Painter well shining across tops of trees last evening and this morning clouds above well was brightly lit. We are a bit too low on our hill to actually see the well site from our house. If my old bones would allow, I'd ride our four wheeler to top of our property and could probably see all of the activity at the well.

Bill L.


WilliamAllenLadd
02/04/17 08:00:06AM @william-allen-ladd:

PAINTER'S WELL BEING FLARED!

This morning we discovered the Painter well was shooting flames from their well. Actually it was MY stepdaughter and her husband enjoying the beautiful sunrise this morning as they often upon arising. But something was different. That sun seemed to be jumping up and down as they watched. All at once a long tongue of flame shot up from the tree line.  The sun normally does not do this. It had to be the Painter Well. Their house is not quite high enough on their hill to actually see the well site itself. They called Lu Ann and me to ask if we could see it too. But we could only see the very top of the flame as it jumped up and fell back.  I presume Travis Peake workers touched it off early this morning!

Bill L.


Josie
02/04/17 10:12:31AM @josie:

Anyone have eyes on Fuller Well Pad?

Is Ensign 162 still erect and drilling?


Josie
02/06/17 01:23:28PM @josie:
[NOTIFICATION]: Stimulation notification 58 Pa. C.S. 3211(f)(2) for well API 37-117-21813-00-00

 


Well Permit Number
117-21813
11/28/2016 11:09:57 AM
Yes
   
Subfacilities affected
SubFacId: 1184679 API: 117-21813-00-00; SubFacId: 1195099 API: 117-21813-01-00
11/28/2016 11:09:57 AM
Yes
   
Date and approximate time action is to occur
Date: 12/05/2016 Time: 08:00 AM
11/28/2016 11:09:57 AM
Yes
   
Comments
Completion is to start on Monday, Dec. 5. Expect two stages daily - weekdays only - daylight operations only. Thirty-six stages. Expect to finish frac job in late Dec. Drill out of plugs and well hookup will occur in January. Further details being sent to Rich Herbstritt and Mike Panettieri via email. Rich also notified via phone.

Josie
02/11/17 10:37:33AM @josie:

Has anyone been by Fuller to see if Ensign 162 is erect and drilling?


Roy A Siefert
02/21/17 01:34:11PM @roy-a-siefert:

The rig is there and drilling.


Josie
02/21/17 01:38:18PM @josie:

Thank you very much Roy.

My understanding is that that Ensign 162 will go over to Kennedy 137 in Delmar Township once finished with Fuller. I am hoping to get a "hint" as to when that might be happening.

Take care. 


Roy A Siefert
02/22/17 12:21:05PM @roy-a-siefert:

OK. Shell has several Utica well permits that they have not started drilling yet from existing Marcellus pads and even from at least one newly built pad here in Chatham/Middlebury.


Josie
02/22/17 12:47:20PM @josie:

What is the name of the new pad please, Roy.


Roy A Siefert
02/22/17 05:26:55PM @roy-a-siefert:

Davis 841. A great website is marcellusgas.org It costs $25/year and gives tons of info  (permits, production reports, violations, inspection reports) by township or county including all gas drilling info required to be available to the public by DER. MUCH more user friendly than even the new DER site. Well worth the $25. Also, SKYTRUTH is also a good free site that keeps up with DER permits and violations and has free notifications for any area of the state that you chose.


Josie
02/22/17 10:39:55AM @josie:
Authorization ID: 1170338
Permit number: 117-21907
Site: PAINTER WELL PAD OG ESCGP
Client: TRAVIS PEAK RESOURCES LLC
Authorization type: Drill & Operate Well Permit (Unconventional)
Application type: New
Authorization is for: FACILITY
Date received: 02/20/2017
Status: Pending

UpperDevonian
02/24/17 01:09:11PM @upperdevonian:

Great find, Josie.  Looks like this is heading south towards the Dominion storage field.  The lateral is a monster, over 14,000'.  Easily a Tioga Co. record and possibly even the longest in PA.  


Josie
02/24/17 01:17:59PM @josie:

Thanks, Several in Tioga Co much longer but this one is very nice. Gets your heart pumping if you are in the unit????? Ha ha


UpperDevonian
02/24/17 01:30:59PM @upperdevonian:

Can you please provide some examples of wells in Tioga that have longer laterals than 14k?  I am talking lateral length, not TVD or TD


Josie
02/24/17 02:15:40PM @josie:

I must be wrong if you say so. Where are you getting that measurement? I would appreciate looking at that, please. 


Josie
02/24/17 04:57:25PM @josie:

Hi Upperdevonian,

Yes you are correct. I got some help from a "gas guy" who knows his stuff and he showed me how to calculate that. I've been using the wrong way of doing it. Thanks for bring up the question. I appreciate that a lot!

Looks like 117-21907 may be the longest Utica well in Tioga Co so far. 

He also noticed that it comes within 3000 feet of the gas storage area.

Do you know what the required set back is for a well bore from a property line?

I am confused about set back regulations and how they may relate to well bore and to the actual fracked area around the well bore.

Hope you can help with that.

Thanks


paleface
02/24/17 05:14:24PM @paleface:

Dominon won a law suit to establish 2000ft from active storage area. 


Josie
02/24/17 05:16:53PM @josie:

Do you know what it is from a property line and how the fracked area works into the calculation?


paleface
02/24/17 05:29:52PM @paleface:

https://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/Files/20121130155259-CP12-59-000.pdf I posted this earlier on this web sight there might be info in this arbitration Shell and dominion had.Shell wanted 1000ft to an active storage area and dominion wanted 2000ft Shell lost.If there drilling tbr-utica there well below the storage area.But if the well comes in as the best well ever drilled in history all bets are off. 


paleface
02/25/17 10:55:15AM @paleface:

Josie heard there done at fuller pad drilling.


Josie
02/25/17 11:03:27AM @josie:

I hope that is good news for Kennedy 137, Thank you paleface for the info!


Josie
03/11/17 11:17:44AM @josie:

Thanks for posting the link pale.


Josie
03/15/17 04:50:18PM @josie:

Need information please. (Spud Date & Wells have been Spudded.)

1.) What does it mean when a well has a Spud Date?

2.) What is a Spud event?

3.) Can a well have a Spud date not be drilled?

4.) What does it mean when a well is "Active", has a "Spud Date" and is classified as "Not Completed"? ( and the Spud date was in 2011 - 6 years ago)


Roy A Siefert
03/15/17 09:09:01PM @roy-a-siefert:

As far as I know, they can place the top casing which is much larger hole and only goes down a few feet. That initiates the spud. Supposedly they only have 2 years to keep that active, but they can get extensions and who knows how many they can get.


Josie
03/15/17 09:42:44PM @josie:

Thank you Roy for the insight.


Josie
03/18/17 11:45:47AM @josie:

Thank you


Josie
03/24/17 12:28:19PM @josie:
ALL THESE LEASES ARE CURRENT EAST LEASES JUST RECORDED





MANN, JEANETTE OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702663 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
ELLISON, RONALD OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702662 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
YOUNG, ROBERT OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702661 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MARRIAGE LICENSE MASTER MAR 24, 2017 NO MUNICIPALITY 201702660 1 $2.00 Add to cart 
MARTIN, KATHLEEN OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702659 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
VANORDER, KEN OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702658 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
VANORDER, DAVID OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702657 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
YOUNG, BONNIE OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702656 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
YOUNG, DONALD OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702655 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
YOUNG, LEROY OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702654 7 $6.50 Add to cart 
BOYDEN, LANA OIL AND GAS LEASE MAR 24, 2017 DUNCAN TOWNSHIP 201702653 7 $6.50 Add 

Josie
03/24/17 12:34:12PM @josie:

nstrument #: 201702655
Recorded Date: MAR 24, 2017
09:55:33 AM
Instrument Type: OIL AND GAS LEASE
County: TIOGA
Municipality: DUNCAN TOWNSHIP
Recording Status: UNVERIFIED
Book:
Page:
Total Pages: 7
Parcel Numbers: N/A
Notes:
DIRECT PARTY INDIRECT PARTY
YOUNG,DONALD EAST RESOURCES INC


Josie
03/25/17 12:04:40PM @josie:

Thanks


JayL
03/27/17 05:16:52PM @jayl:

Of the leases listed that I glanced at they were signed back in 2007 with 5 year terms and the extension crossed out. I wonder if they are involved in litigation. 


Josie
03/27/17 06:18:54PM @josie:

Hi Jay,

Is what you are saying is that the East leases I posted above are all 2007 leases being recorded again? 


JayL
03/28/17 02:13:21PM @jayl:

Hi Josie, Yes they appear to be recording the full lease for those you listed. I just checked a couple but the ones I checked had Memorandum of leases recorded back in 2007. I'm unclear why they have added the lease. Could be that the memo didn't reference an extension of lease but the lease did. I'm not really sure. Looks like EQT pooled a good number of these in January just prior to expiration of the primary and extension term in the cases that the extension was not removed when the lease was signed. 


Josie
03/28/17 02:21:34PM @josie:

Hi Jay. Probably cleaning up an old mess is all. Take care


Josie
04/01/17 12:28:30PM @josie:

One article in that post was interesting to me. It may shed light on why Swepi and other drillers in Tioga Co have increased the length of Marcellus laterals. 

EQT to Drill Longer Laterals.  In December 2016 EQT, one of the largest Marcellus/Utica drillers with its headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, released a forecast for 2017 (see EQT 2017 Forecast: Drilling 119 Marcellus, 81 UD, 7 Utica Wells). At that time, EQT said they would spend $1.5 billion to drill a total of 200 Marcellus and Upper Devonian wells, and 7 exploratory Utica wells. Yesterday EQT released an update to/revision of their 2017 plans. The new plan still shows a budget of $1.5B to drill a total of 207 wells. So what changed? EQT is drilling longer laterals–from 7,000 feet on average to 8,000 feet on average, for their Marcellus wells. EQT finds by doing so their decline curves (how much a well will ultimately produce) has increased by 14% to 2.4 billion cubic feet equivalent per 1,000 feet drilled. Originally EQT forecasted they would produce 810-830 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe) of natural gas. That has gone up. They now plan to produce 835-855 Bcfe of natural gas in 2017. NGLs are going up too. The original forecast was for 13,100-13,700 barrels of liquids, now raised to 17,975-18,575 barrels. The one “negative” in this updated forecast is that EQT has factored in a 15% rise in the cost of oilfield services.


Josie
04/22/17 06:33:09PM @josie:

TIOGA COUNTY PROPERTY TAX STATEMENT

Questions:

1.) If you are in a unit  that goes into production have you seen an increase in your property taxes due to mineral right production.

2.) Are mineral rights a separate area on your Tax statement.

I do own sub-surface.


Josie
04/29/17 01:28:57PM @josie:






PA’s Marcellus NatGas Phenomenon.  The great Pennsylvania natural gas rush is perhaps the most unpredicted significant energy development in the past 100 years. It's built on the Marcellus shale play, our largest gas field and now producing over 19.3 Bcf/d, compared to just 1.6 Bcf/d in 2008.

Built on coal, Pennsylvania has increasingly become a natural gas state. I've already stated how more gas has helped reduced CO2 emissions in the state by 30% so the positives go far beyond just the obvious economics of more jobs: the benefits of more gas are environmentally beneficial.

Data source: EIA

Pennsylvania is now easily our second most important natural gas state.

In 2016, natural gas supplied almost 33% of Pennsylvania's electricity, a powerful leap from just 8% in 2007. Looking forward, there's a $20 billion investment in new gas plants in Pennsylvania, and not to mention a goal across the state "to seek ways of boosting natural gas service in rural communities." 

Data source: EIA

Amid falling prices, Pennsylvania's gas power capacity has surged.

Let's be clear, without Pennsylvania's gas, pretty much the entire eastern half of the U.S. wouldn't have been able to have their own "dash to gas" that has helped the development of intermittent renewable energy like wind and solar and lowered CO2 emissions. We know this because only the U.S. power system has been lowering its CO2 emissions. Gas is now 34% of U.S. electricity, versus 20% or so a decade ago.

You have tens of U.S. states rapidly increasing their reliance on natural gas, without producing much gas on their own - all because they know that states like Pennsylvania and Texas can supply them. The massive Marcellus has changed the directional flow of the entire U.S. gas transmission system...now running more east to west and north to south.

Yet, despite increasing its own use (albeit not as significantly as the state could justify), Pennsylvania has still managed to become a major exporter of natural gas, being the driving force behind the rise of gas in the U.S. power sector.

This is especially vital for neighbor and anti-fracking New York (my must read article. New York uses natural gas to generate nearly 60% of its electricity, yet somehow justifies opposing development of its own significant Marcellus gas reserves, all the while blocking the much-needed infrastructure needed to transport Marcellus and Utica natural gas. Just think of the predicament the nation would be in if Pennsylvania took the same position as New York.















Josie
05/13/17 05:43:30PM @josie:

Anyone know where Ensign is going when finished at Kennedy in Delmar? They are done and gone already. Left early this week?

What outfit does the fracking?


Josie
05/13/17 06:37:21PM @josie:

WHERE IS SWEPI FRACKING NOW? WHAT WELL PAD


UpperDevonian
05/15/17 08:21:02AM @upperdevonian:

Shell typically uses USWS (US Well Services) to complete their wells. 


Josie
05/15/17 11:37:37AM @josie:

Do you have any idea where USWS (US Well Services) is working?


UpperDevonian
05/15/17 08:13:41AM @upperdevonian:

Travis Peak has submitted an ESCGP-2 application for a new well pad in Westfield and Clymer Twps.  No well permit submitted yet.  That would make 3 total well pads (Painter, Abplanalp, Dunaway) with only one well drilled and one new well applied for on Painter.

http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eFACTSWeb/searchResults_singleSite.aspx?SiteID=822651


paleface
05/15/17 10:53:40AM @paleface:

ensign only drills the basement holes,they did that now the big rig will come in and drill the wells.


UpperDevonian
05/15/17 11:15:08AM @upperdevonian:

Sorry, paleface but that is not correct.  Shell has been using Dallas Morris Drilling (Rig 15) to drill top holes.  They use Ensign "big rigs" (162 or 125, both Triples) after the top hole is set to reach TD  


Josie
05/15/17 11:35:38AM @josie:

Ensign 162 just finished up at Kennedy and Swepi  pressure tested the first well on the 12th


Josie
07/08/17 12:16:01PM @josie:

Anyone have the names of the drilling companies & # of rigs operating and drilling laterals in Tioga County? I know about Ensign has 2 rigs.


UpperDevonian
07/10/17 07:21:36AM @upperdevonian:

Josie, I can't give you the exact # of rigs running at this time but I can provide you with the following info:

SWN wells drilled in Tioga are drilled using Southwestern Drilling Company rigs (they own their own)

EQT and Repsol have both used Patterson rigs in the county (Rigs 294 and 805, respectively)

Travis Peak has used H&P's rig 500


Josie
07/10/17 09:58:53AM @josie:

That is terrific information Thank you a lot!


Josie
07/10/17 10:10:19AM @josie:

Any info on PHOENIX RESOURCES INC?


UpperDevonian
07/10/17 11:26:04AM @upperdevonian:

I think you may need to provide more information.  As far as I know, Phoenix Resources is a landfill company in the area that has not drilled any horizontal wells.  They may have drilled conventional wells in the past but I do not know for sure.  Do you possibly mean EQT's Phoenix wells in and around Duncan Township?  As far as I know, of the EQT Phoenix wells that were drilled thus far, a Patterson rig was used for all of them.


Josie
07/10/17 11:29:36AM @josie:

My mistake, you are correct. Thanks for filling me in


tclandowner
08/09/17 06:40:46AM @tclandowner:

This might explain the lack of activity with Travis Peak in our area - as of May of 2017 "Travis Peak Resources is being assisted by Wells Fargo in the sale of assets in Tioga and Potter Cos., PA, within the Utica and Point Pleasant dry gas fairway. Net production is 11 MMcf/d from 27 producing wells on 44,500 net acres with operated 100% WI. Two well pads have been constructed on the acreage, ~240 undrilled locations have been identified, and 28 wells are awaiting completion from Shell, Seneca, Repsol and JKLMI".  The link is:https://www.plsx.com/news/article/travis-peak-selling-utica-point-pleasant-gas-assets

 


Josie
08/09/17 11:36:48AM @josie:

Thanks for posting the information. Strange Travis is using Wells Fargo Bank....strange they haven't made the sale more public....


tclandowner
08/09/17 03:23:18PM @tclandowner:

Why do you think it's strange for them to be using Wells Fargo Bank, Josie?


Josie
08/09/17 03:42:56PM @josie:

I do not have any insight into the field of mergers and acquisitions. But I never thought of them as mergers and acquisitions specialist. Then there are all the scandals about WF for a long time...it seems they are always in trouble and in the news because of it. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-07/how-wells-fargo-s-troubles-went-from-bad-to-worse-quicktake-q-a


UpperDevonian
08/10/17 07:15:01AM @upperdevonian:

It wouldn't surprise me if Travis Peak has been for sale since day one...the only difference now is that it is actually being advertised rather than being worked out privately between operators in the area.


Josie
09/04/17 09:43:32PM @josie:

Hello Royalty Owners

I am included in the Kennedy well pad 137

I am looking for information that is on your most current Royalty Statement 

1.) The price or average price that your gas sold for --If the price one price only....an average for the month maybe.....or a daily price for each day of production??


2.) Also....any royalty owners on the Kennedy pipeline spur....Are you able to tell me where the gas is sold? Leidy.....Transco-Leidy....any others??


Price and where it was sold is what I am looking for


Thank you


Josie
09/14/17 01:30:22PM @josie:

Does anyone have a recent Swepi royalty stub or know someone who has a swepi royalty stub that can tell us where swepi is selling the gas it produces in Tioga Co and what was the price?

If you do not want to share it here please consider a private message to me. 

Thanks in advance


Josie
12/16/17 01:49:12PM @josie:

Hi Paleface, How have you been doing? Hope all is good with you...

Happy Holidays

Josie


paleface
12/18/17 10:22:54PM @paleface:

Thank You and Happy Holidays to you and your family.


Josie
01/18/18 06:37:13PM @josie:
WHAT IS NOT GOING ON IN YOUR AREA



Yesterday Antero Resources, one of the biggest and best drillers in the Marcellus/Utica (concentrating on just those two plays), released highlights of their 2017 performance and “guidance” for 2018–their plan for what they will do in 2018.


In 2017 the company reports average net daily gas equivalent production was 2.3 billion cubic feet per day, an 18% increase over the same quarter in 2016.


In 2018, Antero plans to spend $1.45 billion. What will that buy them?


In the PA and WV Marcellus, Antero will run five rigs and drill 120-125 wells, with an average lateral length of 9,300 feet.


The company says they will average 9 wells per well pad this year.


In the Ohio Utica, Antero will operate one rig and drill 20-25 wells with an average lateral of 11,600 feet. In both the Marcellus and Utica, Antero says the cost to drill those wells will go down another 9% this year over what it cost them last year. Antero continues to be one of (if not THE) best “hedgers” in the business–realizing more money for their gas and NGLs than any other driller in the region…

 

PER ME: Shell/Swepi is rumored to not have any money allocated to drilling new wells in their budget for fiscal 2018. . RE: Tioga Co PA


I want to be owned by a major who has a plans to drill at least 9 wells per pad in Tioga Co.



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