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Tests: Pa. gas drilling town's water still fouled

There are 3 comments on the WFMJ-TV Youngstown story from Oct 15, 2011, titled Tests: Pa. gas drilling town's water still fouled. In it, WFMJ-TV Youngstown reports that:

Residents of a northeastern Pennsylvania village where a natural gas driller was blamed for contaminating 18 water wells with methane are still getting water delivered to their homes, three years after they first noticed their groundwater was polluted.

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Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#1 Oct 16, 2011
Calls to Cabot has resulted in NO ONE AT HOME
By Dwight Baker
[email protected]
10/16/11
Article http://www.wfmj.com/story/15702132/tests-pa-g...
Excerpt

Cabot wants to resume drilling in a 9-square-mile area of Dimock that has been placed off-limits until it repairs the damage. If regulators sign off, it will also stop paying for water deliveries to residents whose wells were tainted with methane and possibly, toxic chemicals.

Recent test results confirm that gas still lurks in Dimock's aquifer

MY TAKE

Cabot is for a fact a high profile polluter. But they are not the only one.

I have thought many times while watching one ad after another on TV that depicts the gas drillers as saviors of the world. WHY and what was that really about.

I had put aside doing the research but then did after getting Exxon CEO to invest yesterday then I had the inclination and the need to know so here goes. http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp...

XTO has been a crooked bunch from their inceptions. I know I worked for them in North Michigan back when the tight gas sand drilling was going on. They lied to all around not just too me.

The other article I think explains some pains that might be going on in Tillersons head. He might have bought a pig in the poke presented one way and was not and now he has to digress to using millions on well written and produced ads to try and get the public on his side. WHY?

XTO used what Exxon calls manufactured drilling practices. To that end their production levels have fallen off far to fast according to the writer.

Now that is not what I believe that has caused the millions spent on ads.

First problem that I see in horizontal drilling as is being done is cementing the long lateral back to the five hundred foot long diagonal to the primary vertical hole. That seems to me to be an impossible mission pumping cement 4 to 5 thousand feet and expecting it to bond with the pipe in the drilled hole.

Second problem is the multi stage fracture jobs that ensue after that. Some times as many as 25 times what that means pressures in the pipe go up to 10,500 lbs per square inch and stays there for a long time and while doing the pipe expands and contracts a bit with each stoke of the pressure pumps on top side. Then for the next stage the pressure in the pipe is let out the hole is open and more logging tools go in and out and then other gun runs and the process starts again.

In all of that completion work with the constant vibrating and banging the pipe against the cement particularly in the long diagonal bend then up the hole some amount. The cement looses some maybe all of its bonding ability. That is where my suspicions has been all along that is how and why fluids and gases are migrating up into fresh water zones.

Wall cake is a term used to describe mud in the drilled hole that fills the voids as drilling ensues. Now over time the wall cake will loose some of its moisture and that is what I think has been going on. As the wall cake looses its size migrations of gas has come up between the pipe and the drilled hole and entered the fresh water sands.

Back to XTO. Exxon bought them now Exxon owes all the liabilities of their failures and I think that Exxon has found out that YES gas is migrating and will cost a lot to fix and that will get egg in their face from investors so best to try and cover it up till they get a handle on how to dodge the big lawsuits.

I could be wrong but at this time that is MY TAKE.
Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#2 Oct 16, 2011
Calls to Cabot has resulted in NO ONE AT HOME #1
By Dwight Baker
[email protected]
10/16/11
Article http://www.wfmj.com/story/15702132/tests-pa-g...
Excerpt

Cabot wants to resume drilling in a 9-square-mile area of Dimock that has been placed off-limits until it repairs the damage. If regulators sign off, it will also stop paying for water deliveries to residents whose wells were tainted with methane and possibly, toxic chemicals.

Recent test results confirm that gas still lurks in Dimock's aquifer

MY TAKE

Cabot is for a fact a high profile polluter. But they are not the only one.

I have thought many times while watching one ad after another on TV that depicts the gas drillers as saviors of the world. WHY and what was that really about.

I had put aside doing the research but then did after getting Exxon CEO to invest yesterday then I had the inclination and the need to know so here goes. http://www.rigzone.com/news/article.asp...

XTO has been a crooked bunch from their inceptions. I know I worked for them in North Michigan back when the tight gas sand drilling was going on. They lied to all around not just too me.

The other article I think explains some pains that might be going on in Tillersons head. He might have bought a pig in the poke presented one way and was not and now he has to digress to using millions on well written and produced ads to try and get the public on his side. WHY?

XTO used what Exxon calls manufactured drilling practices. To that end their production levels have fallen off far to fast according to the writer.

Now that is not what I believe that has caused the millions spent on ads.
Dwight Baker

Eagle Pass, TX

#3 Oct 16, 2011
Calls to Cabot has resulted in NO ONE AT HOME #2

First problem that I see in horizontal drilling as is being done is cementing the long lateral back to the five hundred foot long diagonal to the primary vertical hole. That seems to me to be an impossible mission pumping cement 4 to 5 thousand feet and expecting it to bond with the pipe in the drilled hole.

Second problem is the multi stage fracture jobs that ensue after that. Some times as many as 25 times what that means pressures in the pipe go up to 10,500 lbs per square inch and stays there for a long time and while doing the pipe expands and contracts a bit with each stoke of the pressure pumps on top side. Then for the next stage the pressure in the pipe is let out the hole is open and more logging tools go in and out and then other gun runs and the process starts again.

In all of that completion work with the constant vibrating and banging the pipe against the cement particularly in the long diagonal bend then up the hole some amount. The cement looses some maybe all of its bonding ability. That is where my suspicions has been all along that is how and why fluids and gases are migrating up into fresh water zones.

Wall cake is a term used to describe mud in the drilled hole that fills the voids as drilling ensues. Now over time the wall cake will loose some of its moisture and that is what I think has been going on. As the wall cake looses its size migrations of gas has come up between the pipe and the drilled hole and entered the fresh water sands.

Back to XTO. Exxon bought them now Exxon owes all the liabilities of their failures and I think that Exxon has found out that YES gas is migrating and will cost a lot to fix and that will get egg in their face from investors so best to try and cover it up till they get a handle on how to dodge the big lawsuits.

I could be wrong but at this time that is MY TAKE.

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