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DRUGMAND UNIT 1H-8H
FT CHERRY ROAD
MT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP
WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA
2009 - 2010 - 2011

Fast production decline from shale gas wells

 

  RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA
DRUGMAND UNIT 1H-8H

GPS: 40.32044 -80.3022

DRUGMAND UNIT 1H OG WELL 125-23888
DRUGMAND UNIT 2H OG WELL 125-23889
DRUGMAND UNIT 3H OG WELL 125-23853
DRUGMAND UNIT 4H OG WELL 125-23890
DRUGMAND UNIT 5H OG WELL 125-23891
DRUGMAND UNIT 6H OG WELL 125-23892
DRUGMAND UNIT 7H OG WELL 125-23893
DRUGMAND UNIT 8H OG WELL 125-23894
 

 
INDEPENDENT AIR QUALITY TESTS DURING DRUGMAND FRACKING OPERATION
 
 

Source: Pennsylvania DEP Production Reports

Farm Name

Well No.

Product

Vol.

Days

Avg/ Day

End Date

DRUGMAND 1H Gas 78,459 64 1,226 6/30/11
      179,762 184 977 12/31/11
42% drop-off in 14 months     126,962 178 713 6/30/12
48% drop-off in 19 months     103,082 163 632 12/31/12
50% drop-off in 25 months     111,306 181 614 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 1H Oil 2,919 64 46 6/30/11
      3,005 184 16 12/31/11
      2,785 178 16 6/30/12
      2,301 163 14 12/31/12
      2,450 181 14 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 2H Gas 64,414 63 1,022 6/30/11
      133,363 184 725 12/31/11
44% drop-off in 14 months     101,295 179 566 6/30/12
45% drop-off in 19 months     89,201 160 558 12/31/12
56% drop-off in 25 months     81,947 181 453 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 2H Oil 2,481 63 39 6/30/11
      2,973 184 16 12/31/11
      2,573 179 14 6/30/12
      1,687 160 11 12/31/12
      1,956 181 11 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 3H Gas 79,355 64 1,240 6/30/11
      161,185 184 876 12/31/11
45% drop-off in 14 months     122,374 179 684 6/30/12
50% drop-off in 19 months     101,125 164 617 12/31/12
57% drop-off in 25 months     96,563 181 533 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 3H Oil 3,350 64 52 6/30/11
      3,643 184 36 12/31/11
      2,745 179 15 6/30/12
      1,986 164 12 12/31/12
      1,938 181 11 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 4H Gas 56,154 56 1,003 6/30/11
      103,501 184 563 12/31/11
54% drop-off in 14 months     81,784 179 457 6/30/12
56% drop-off in 19 months     69,450 159 437 12/31/12
62% drop-off in 25 months     69,791 181 386 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 4H Oil 2,140 56 38 6/30/11
      2,079 184 11 12/31/11
      1,664 179 9 6/30/12
      1,529 159 10 12/31/12
      1,423 181 8 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 5H Gas 113,285 59 1,920 6/30/11
      220,646 184 1,199 12/31/11
47% drop-off in 14 months     181,678 179 1,015 6/30/12
53% drop-off in 20 months     161,594 180 898 12/31/12
57% drop-off in 26 months     150,710 181 833 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 5H Oil 2,823 59 48 6/30/11
      3,115 184 17 12/31/11
      2,026 179 11 6/30/12
      1,834 180 10 12/31/12
      1,774 181 10 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 6H Gas 123,384 53 2,328 6/30/11
      236,057 184 1,283 12/31/11
53% drop-off in 14 months     192,829 179 1,077 6/30/12
59% drop-off in 20 months     162,997 171 953 12/31/12
64% drop-off in 26 months     153,692 181 849 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 6H Oil 2,560 53 48 6/30/11
      3,219 184 17 12/31/11
      1,965 179 11 6/30/12
      1,880 171 11 12/31/12
      1,418 181 8 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 7H Gas 99,213 60 1,654 6/30/11
      159,052 184 864 12/31/11
57% drop-off in 14 months     124,760 178 701 6/30/12
62% drop-off in 20 months     106,461 170 626 12/31/12
64% drop-off in 26 months     106,847 181 590 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 7H Oil 2,304 60 38 6/30/11
      2,791 184 15 12/31/11
      784 178 4 6/30/12
      749 170 4 12/31/12
      853 181 5 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 8H Gas 124,415 55 2,262 6/30/11
      237,039 184 1,288 12/31/11
50% drop-off in 14 months     201,451 178 1,132 6/30/12
53% drop-off in 20 months     185,283 176 1,053 12/31/12
57% drop-off in 26 months     175,893 181 972 6/30/13
DRUGMAND 8H Oil 2,541 55 46 6/30/11
      3,660 184 20 12/31/11
      2,567 178 14 6/30/12
      2,538 176 14 12/31/12
      2,281 181 13 6/30/13
 
 
Before gas drilling activities began
  
 
Marcellus well excavating
Future drilling location
  
 
Marcellus well excavation
E&S - Erosion and Sedimentation controls
     
  
  
  
Newly constructed pit on the Carter farm
for the Drugmand / Cowden wells
  
  
  
  
   
 
Mount Pleasant Township drilling pad excavation
 
 
Drilling in Mount Pleasant Twp
Initial drilling on Drugmand site
  
  
Mount Pleasant Township drilling
Big drilling rig in place for horizontal drilling
September 2010
 
 
INDEPENDENT AIR QUALITY TESTS
PERFORMED DURING FRACKING
(LEL = Lower Explosive Limit)
 
Graph above:
LEL spikes during fracking
March 22, 2011 - March 26, 2011
~1,600 feet from Drugmand well pad
 

More about this air monitoring:

The device used to monitor the air near the Drugmand site was a portable chemical detector. In addition to measuring Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), it detects Hydrogen Sulfide (a toxic gas), combustible gases (LEL), oxygen displacement / enrichment, and carbon dioxide. LEL stands for Lower Explosive Limit. These are the spikes you see on the graphs from the air monitoring at the Backus residence, which is about 1,600 feet from the Drugmand frac activities.  The readings tell you what percentage of the air is flammable by actually burning it as it draws air through the monitor. Unfortunately, this monitor does not tell you what type of combustible gas it is, pure methane or perhaps, in our area of wet gas, a methane/heavy hydrocarbon blend.  If it were pure methane in the atmosphere, when the concentration reaches 5.1%, an explosion can occur if there is an ignition source. Other gases have different explosive levels.

The reason this data is so alarming is that the levels of combustible gas(es) exceeded 5.1% in the ambient air on the back patio of an occupied residence.  If there had been an ignition source, the conditions were right for an explosion (like what happened at the Chesapeake well site in Avella, Pa which then ignited the condensate trailers and the Atlas Energy well site in Hopewell Township that ignited the frac pit). Some would like us to believe that the public would not likely be exposed to conditions such as these and that well sites are placed at an adequate distance from homes, schools, and other dwellings. This data indicates otherwise. The location of the Drugmand well pad from the Backus home is about 1,600 feet, well over the 200 feet specified in the PA Oil & Gas Act. 

Typically, LEL monitors are used by workers in enclosed spaces or as entry pre-screening. The action would be to evacuate and ventilate when LEL levels exceed 5%. It's unheard of to have levels like this in the ambient air.
 

Graph above:
LEL spikes during fracking
April 14, 2011 - April 16, 2011
~1,600 feet from Drugmand well pad
 
 
 
Completed gas wells
Drugmand Unit - December 2011
 
 
New railroad siding... for Marcellus shale LNG?
Railroad siding expansion between
the Drugmand site and Hickory, Pa
 
 
 
 

 


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