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RODENSKI UNIT

MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP, PA - August 13, 2009 is here and it is time to follow weeks of drilling and preparation by hydraulically fracturing Rodenski Unit gas well 1H. The "1" means it could be the first of many wells on the same production pad (a few miles away the Best Unit has 7 wells) and the "H" means it is a horizontal or directional gas well instead of a vertical gas well.
  
  In these photos we see a fleet of Frac Tech equipment crowded onto the drilling pad that is being used to provide the extremely high pressure and fracturing fluids with proppants (up to 6 million gallons of water, sand, and frac fluids per well) to hydraulically fracture this Marcellus gas well. A gas flare that lit-up the night sky in Hickory soon followed.
 

methane production

 

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC
RODENSKI UNIT 1H-A

GPS: 40.29247 -80.2984

RODENSKI UNIT 1H-A OG WELL 125-23639
Mt. Pleasant Township
Washington County
  

 

Source: Pennsylvania DEP Production Reports

Farm Name

Well No.

Product

Vol.

Days

Avg/Day

End Date

RODENSKI

1H-A

Gas

496,174

318

1,560

6/30/10

   

 

190,086

179

1,061

12/31/10

     

166,747

176

947

6/30/11

     

155,181

184

843

12/31/11

49% drop-off in 28 months

   

137,074

173

792

6/30/12

55% drop-off in 34 months

   

129,093

184

702

12/31/12

57% drop-off in 40 months

   

119,932

180

666 6/30/13

RODENSKI

1H-A

Oil

5,054

301

17

6/30/10

   

Cond.

2,137

179

12

12/31/10

     

1,848

176

10

6/30/11

     

1,506

184

8

12/31/11

 

   

1,417

173

8

6/30/12

     

1,552

184

8

12/31/12

     

1,518

180

3

6/30/13

 
   Early preparations included lining up Baker tanks for the hydraulic frac
   
   Frack Time.
A group of big FracTech trailer mounted MAGNUM 2500's arrive on site.
  
  
Each MAGNUM 2500 delivers 2,250 horsepower from a CAT engine creating pressure up to 12,000 p.s.i.
  
  
"Morning calm" in rural Mt. Pleasant Twp. Pennsylvania
  
     
   Frac Tech tankers parked close together
  
  
   Congested drilling pad about one mile south of Hickory on Washington Ave.
  
  
   Frac Tech command vehicle with satellite dish pointed south
  
  
   Foggy morning frac job
  
  
   An array of hoses and intermediate connectors for the Baker tanks and Frac Tech frac fluid tractor trailers
  
  
Frac Tech sand trailers
  
  
The 'Secret Sauce' for fracking could be something like this:
3 pinches of sand, 1,000 gallons of water and 2 quarts of frac fluid.
Add diesel fuel if you dare, but it's not legal.
  
  
The Sand Box
White sand proppant scattered beneath the trailer
  
  
White sand also covers the tops of trailers
  
  
Leaving the Rodenski frac job
  
  
White sand marks
  
  
Frac Tech tanker
  
  
   Water Gate - No, not that Watergate, the new one!
Trailer contraption used to get fluids across a country road.
  
  
Leaky connections on both ends of the water gate. Hope it's just water... Diesel fuel showed up in a stream south of here on the very same day.
  
  
Remote field with several dozen more Baker tanks connected to the Rodenski frac job through the water gate. Each tank holds 2,100 gallons of water or other fluids.
  
  
Trailer mounted pump moves the fluids through thousands of feet of temporary pipes.
  
  

THE RODENSKI 1H FLARE
  
You've heard of the Burning Bush, well, this is the Burning Tree!
Actually the tree just appears to be on fire.
 
  
BOBCAT PRESSURE CONTROL, INC equipment

BOBCAT PRESSURE CONTROL, INC.
equipment on the Rodenski Flare
  
  

  
  
  
  
  
  
Bobcat Pressure Control trailer and equipment
  
  
Red Bronco Oilfield well head connection to the left
  
  
These folks can cook marshmallows from their front porch!
  
  
gas well
Rodenski Unit in early-February 2012
 
 
  

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