Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gas Industry Tells of Plans for 2011 in NE Pennsylvania

So what can we expect this year? How many gas wells will be put in? How many will produce gas for market? If you want to know what will be happening in Pennsylvania (the Northeast in particular), check this out.

Here is the text of the article from the Towanda Daily Review:

Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. expects to drill 305 wells in the Marcellus Shale in 2011, including 115 in Bradford County and 31 in Sullivan County, said Brian Grove, senior director for corporate development for Chesapeake Energy.

Chesapeake expects to have a total of 395 producing Marcellus Shale wells on-line by the end of 2011, of which 167 would be in Bradford County, he said.

By comparison, the company had 183 producing Marcellus Shale wells on-line at the end of 2010, of which 61 were in Bradford County, he said.

Chesapeake does not expect to have any of its Sullivan County wells on-line by the end of 2011, he said.

By the end of 2011, Chesapeake expects to be producing 250 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from its wells in Bradford County, Grove said.

Talisman Energy USA Inc.
Talisman Energy USA said that at the end of 2010, it was producing a total of 315 million cubic feet per day of natural gas from 120 producing horizontal wells in the Marcellus Shale, including 104 producing wells in Bradford County.

Talisman said it plans on drilling about 100 net Marcellus horizontal wells in Pennsylvania during 2011, but declined to say how many of those wells would be in Bradford County.

“It is our policy to refrain from quoting statistical information about the future number of wells in any one county,” Mark Trencherman, Talisman Energy USA’s director of government and media relations, explained.

However, he said: “Currently, Talisman’s land position in Pennsylvania is concentrated in Bradford, Tioga and Susquehanna counties.”

Scheuerman also said that Talisman currently has 297 approved Marcellus Shale drilling permits in Pennsylvania, and that all but 18 of those permits are for locations in Bradford County.

Talisman said that in 2011, its gas production from its Marcellus Shale wells is expected to average between 350 million cubic feet per day to 400 million cubic feet per day.

Chief Oil & Gas
Chief Oil & Gas currently has nine drilling rigs, of which three are in northeastern Pennsylvania, including Bradford and Sullivan counties, said Kristi Gittins, vice president of public affairs for the company.

“Chief has drilled over 100 Marcellus wells and at the end of 2010 was producing over 100 million cubic feet per day of natural gas,” she said.

“Chief has a drilling and development budget of $475 million for 2011 (for the Marcellus Shale) and we anticipate drilling approximately 100 wells” in the Marcellus Shale during 2011, she said.

So far, Chief has drilled wells in nine Pennsylvania counties, she said.

It makes one a little sick inside.


Anonymous said...

you are quick to complain about your farm but what heats your home, allows you to drive and wear the nice clothes you wear?.....Petroleum and natural unless your ready to wear grass skirts and ride a bike to work I suggest you actually observed a finish well and see how much enivronemental damage it does.

thnx SchulmFracker

Peacegirl said...

Quick doesn't describe the extensive research I have done since 2008. I am ready to do whatever it takes to save the planet for my grandchildren and greatgradnchildren. You bet! I'll ride a bike and wear a grass skirt if necessary. You think I'm kidding? What makes you think I haven't observed a finished well? And what makes you think looking above ground tells the whole story? Don't you realize that up to 80% or more of the toxic drilling fluid stays underground? And have you heard of water migration, my friend? I suggest you wise up before it's too late. For PA, it may be too late already.

And shouldn't your name be SchlumFracker and not SchulmFracker?


Peacegirl said...

Oh, and one other thing: I pay extra every month to my energy company so that part of my energy comes from wind turbines. I'll put my money where my mouth is. We all have to be serious about the health of the planet and not go for the fast buck instead. We will have to wean ourselves off of dirty fossil fuel anyway. Why not start now?