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JOHN DAY UNIT

 

WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA - Horizontal drilling in 2009 led to Spring 2010 fracking at the John Day Unit, which is one-mile from Trinity South Elementary School in Amwell Township, Pa. This Marcellus Shale gas drilling unit is near the Tupta-Day compressor station on Johnson Road and not far from the Bedillion-Day Unit.

    
DAY UNIT 1-8H
AMWELL TOWNSHIP
WASHINGTON COUNTY
2009 - 2010

Rapid production decline from shale gas wells
 

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC
DAY UNIT 1-8H

GPS: 40.12275 -80.2159

Jon Day Centralized Impoundment Dam
Permit 95-7-60915-6    Issued 01/27/2010

Proposed But Never Materialized:
DAY UNIT 1H OG WELL 125-23038
DAY UNIT 2H OG WELL 125-23039

Active Wells:
DAY UNIT 1H OG WELL 125-23185 (Drill Deeper)
DAY UNIT 2H OG WELL 125-23205 (Drill Deeper)
DAY UNIT 3H OG WELL 125-23796
DAY UNIT 4H OG WELL 125-23828
DAY UNIT 5H OG WELL 125-23795
DAY UNIT 6H OG WELL 125-23829
DAY UNIT 7H OG WELL 125-23794
DAY UNIT 8H OG WELL 125-23797

  

Pa. DEP Fine

Permit Num: 125-23797
Municipality: Amwell
County: Washington
Well Name: Day 8H
Company: Range Resources
Incident Date: 4/2/2010 and 4/22/2010 
Inspection Date: 4/22/2010
Fine Date: 2011-06-28
Fine: $40,975
Group Fine: Yes (4)
Lead Permit: 125-23169 (2)
Violation: Spills; on 4/2/2010, while unloading a truckload of hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid into a tank on the well pad, a truck driver overflowed the tank and an unknown amount of the fluid spilled onto the well pad, soaked through the rocks and came out of the fill slope of the pad near an unnamed spring; then on 4/22/2010, a collection tank overflowed and about 150 gallons of hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid spilled onto the ground, went over the hill and into a sediment trap, before bleeding through the trap and entering an unnamed tributary.
Response: Company said on 4/2/2010 it contained the spill and cleaned it up, using fresh water to flush it off the well pad; contaminated soil and rock was excavated and disposed of in a landfill and then backfilled; however, the state did not have personnel available to investigate the day of the spill and no photos to verify how much or where the spill occurred or whether it impacted the spring; on 4/22/2010, company said it tried to contain the spill, placing absorbent pads in the sediment trap, and it later excavated contaminated soil and stone and disposed of it in a landfill and then backfilled the site.

 

Source: Pennsylvania DEP Production Reports

Farm Name

Well No.

Product

Vol.

Days

Avg/ Day

End Date

DAY

1H

Gas

80,077

42

1,907

6/30/10

     

425,732

169

2,519

12/31/10

     

283,668

170

1,669

6/30/11

     

257,821

178

1,448

12/31/11

37% drop-off in 25 months

   

216,275

182

1,188

6/30/12

45% drop-off in 31 months

   

186,103

178

1,046

12/31/12

52% drop-off in 37 months

   

163,018

178

916

6/30/13

DAY

1H

Oil

0

42

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

165

169

.98

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

DAY

2H

Gas

52,017

31

1,678

6/30/10

     

339,356

169

2,008

12/31/10

     

241,042

155

1,555

6/30/11

     

273,140

181

1,509

12/31/11

28% drop-off in 24 months

   

219,846

182

1,208

6/30/12

35% drop-off in 30 months

   

194,792

178

1,094

12/31/12

43% drop-off in 36 months

   

170,247

178

956

6/30/13

DAY

2H

Oil

0

31

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

165

169

.98

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

DAY

3H

Gas

70,809

36

1,967

6/30/10

     

290,530

145

2,004

12/31/10

     

265,992

169

1,574

6/30/11

     

237,203

183

1,296

12/31/11

45% drop-off in 24 months

   

197,603

182

1,085

6/30/12

50% drop-off in 30 months

   

173,995

178

978

12/31/12

57% drop-off in 36 months

   

151,833

178

853

6/30/13

DAY

3H

Oil

0

36

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

11

145

.08

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

DAY

4H

Gas

66,820

34

1,965

6/30/10

     

313,632

147

2,134

12/31/10

     

229,138

129

1,776

6/30/11

     

240,200

179

1,342

12/31/11

45% drop-off in 22 months

   

197,603

182

1,086

6/30/12

49% drop-off in 28 months

   

178,721

178

1,004

12/31/12

     

152,704

178

858

6/30/13

DAY

4H

Oil

0

34

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

11

147

.07

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

DAY

5H

Gas

40,825

32

1,276

6/30/10

     

286,920

180

1,594

12/31/10

     

159,485

161

991

6/30/11

     

158,947

180

883

12/31/11

40% drop-off in 25 months

   

138,925

181

768

6/30/12

47% drop-off in 31 months

   

119,113

177

673

12/31/12

54% drop-off in 37 months    

103,364

178

581

6/30/13

DAY

5H

Oil

0

32

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

166

180

.92

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

DAY

6H

Gas

66,809

34

1,965

6/30/10

     

270,948

146

1,856

12/31/10

     

201,737

153

1,319

6/30/11

     

205,546

178

1,155

12/31/11

51% drop-off in 23 months

   

174,621

181

965

6/30/12

57% drop-off in 29 months

   

149,450

178

840

12/31/12

64% drop-off in 35 months    

126,240

178

709

6/30/13

DAY

6H

Oil

0

34

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

0

146

0

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

DAY

7H

Gas

88,448

41

2,157

6/30/10

     

332,794

166

2,005

12/31/10

     

217,937

153

1,424

6/30/11

     

200,556

178

1,127

12/31/11

55% drop-off in 24 months

   

175,139

181

968

6/30/12

61% drop-off in 30 months

   

148,807

178

836

12/31/12

67% drop-off in 36 months

   

126,232

178

709

6/30/13

DAY

7H

Oil

0

41

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

165

166

.99

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

DAY

8H

Gas

63,744

41

1,555

6/30/10

     

209,303

126

1,661

12/31/10

     

222,052

173

1,284

6/30/11

     

204,173

180

1,134

12/31/11

40% drop-off in 24 months

   

168,832

182

928

6/30/12

48% drop-off in 30 months

   

145,256

178

816

12/31/12

54% drop-off in 36 months

   

126,138

178

709

6/30/13

DAY

8H

Oil

0

41

0

6/30/10

    Cond.

0

126

0

12/31/10

    Oil

0

0

0

6/30/11

     

0

0

0

12/31/11

     

0

0

0

6/30/12

     

0

0

0

12/31/12

     

0

0

0

6/30/13

 
 
JOHN DAY PRODUCTION PAD SIGN

Evolving signage at the Day Production Pad-Well Pad-Impoundment
   

DAY WELL PAD SIGN
  
  
  
  
Work proceeds on the John Day Centralized Impoundment Dam
  
  
Patterson Drilling rig on the Marcellus Shale location
  
  
Impoundment Construction
Most newer impoundments are 400 ft x 500 ft x 15 ft deep
and hold around 14 million gallons of fluids
  
  
Impoundment behind the drilling rig
  
  
Looking over the Bedillion-Day Unit toward the Day Unit
  
  
Piping fluids for fracking over top of a nearby driveway
     
  
Marcellus Shale impoundment or frac pit
John Day Centralized Impoundment Dam
Fracking underway at the end of April 2010
  
  
Marcellus Shale Frac
Fracking in progress! 
8,000 to 15,000 PSI is used to hydraulically fracture Marcellus Shale
  
  
'BIG BILLY'
Huge flare stands ready to be lit
  
 
John Day Unit from the air
Aerial photos of the John Day Unit in 2010
 
 
Eight Marcellus Shale wellheads
Eight blue well heads of the John Day Unit

 

John Day Unit - June 2011
 
 
Marcellus Shale wells and impoundment dam
The impoundment has been converted from holding
freshwater to holding  rust-colored flowback
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PA DEP Issuing Notice of Violation to Range Resources for ‘Significant Leak’ at Washington County Impoundment

April 17, 2014 - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection spokesman John Poister on Thursday afternoon confirmed that a notice of violation would be issued to Marcellus Shale drilling company Range Resources for what he said was a “significant leak” at the John Day Impoundment in Amwell Township, Washington County.

Fracking waste tainted groundwater, soil at three Washington County Pa. sites

August 6, 2014 - Cleanup is continuing at Range’s John Day impoundment, where a contractor is excavating an estimated 15,000 tons of chloride-contaminated soil.

 

 

 
 
  

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