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WORSTELL UNIT 1H-7H
CHARTIERS TOWNSHIP DRILLING
WASHINGTON COUNTY
January 2010

Marcellus shale gas production
 

 
RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC
WORSTELL UNIT 1H-7H

GPS: 40.27414 -80.2166

WORSTELL UNIT 1H OG WELL 125-23676
WORSTELL UNIT 2H OG WELL 125-23811
WORSTELL UNIT 3H OG WELL 125-23810
WORSTELL UNIT 4H OG WELL 125-23831
WORSTELL UNIT 5H OG WELL 125-23907
WORSTELL UNIT 7H OG WELL 125-23809


 

The Worstell Unit is located on a hilltop along Ridge Avenue, off Route 980, near Canonsburg Pennsylvania. These initial six Marcellus gas wells in Chartiers Township were developed by Range Resources Appalachia LLC and hydraulically fractured in July 2010. Photos of the drilling pad and gas well development activities are shown below. Included are three photos of a gas well flare stack being unloaded from a tractor trailer.
 

WORSTELL UNIT GAS WELL SIGN
Well sign is required near the entrance to a gas well
  
  

Source: Pennsylvania DEP Production Reports
 

Farm Name

Well No.

Product

Vol.

Days

Avg/ Day

End Date

WORSTELL 1H Gas 0 0 0 12/31/10
      131,317 35 3,752 6/30/11
      479,038 143 3,350 12/31/11
17% drop-off in 12 months     555,280 179 3,102 6/30/12
38% drop-off in 18 months     426,964 184 2,320 12/31/12
52% drop-off in 24 months     326,090 181 1,802 6/30/13
WORSTELL 1H Cond. 0 0 0 12/31/10
    Oil 151 35 4 6/30/11
      192 143 1 12/31/11
      121 179 .68 6/30/12
      40 184 .22 12/31/12
      13 181 .07 6/30/13
WORSTELL 2H Gas 527,437 128 4,121 12/31/10
      537,917 163 3,300 6/30/11
      478,129 143 3,344 12/31/11
42% drop-off in 20 months     430,987 179 2,408 6/30/12
48% drop-off in 26 months     392,760 184 2,135 12/31/12
55% drop-off in 32 months     336,655 181 1,860 6/30/13
WORSTELL 2H Cond. 258 128 2 12/31/10
    Oil 139 163 1 6/30/11
      138 143 1 12/31/11
      8 179 .04 6/30/12
      1 184 -- 12/31/12
      .56 181 -- 6/30/13
WORSTELL 3H Gas 0 0 0 12/31/10
      91,104 29 3,142 6/30/11
      77,212 25 3,088 12/31/11
7% drop-off in 8 months     492,676 169 2,915 6/30/12
39% drop-off in 14 months     354,580 184 1,927 12/31/12
49% drop-off in 20 months     287,726 181 1,590 6/30/13
WORSTELL 3H Cond. 0 0 0 12/31/10
    Oil 33 29 1 6/30/11
      1 25 .04 12/31/11
      104 169 .6 6/30/12
      2 184 - 12/31/12
      9 181 .82 6/30/13
WORSTELL 4H Gas 624,784 126 4,959 12/31/10
      451,739 163 2,771 6/30/11
      283,405 118 2402 12/31/11
66% drop-off in 19 months     300,063 180 1,667 6/30/12
72% drop-off in 25 months     252,119 184 1,370 12/31/12
77% drop-off in 31 months     204,076 181 1,127 6/30/13
WORSTELL 4H Cond. 258 126 2 12/31/10
    Oil 120 163 1 6/30/11
      147 118 1 12/31/11
      4 180 .02 6/30/12
      1 184 - 12/31/12
      3 181 .02 6/30/13
WORSTELL 5H Gas 594,747 132 4,506 12/31/10
      433,324 167 2,595 6/30/11
      338,136 119 2,841 12/31/11
59% drop-off in 20 months     332,358 181 1,836 6/30/12
69% drop-off in 26 months     258,197 184 1,403 12/31/12
71% drop-off in 32 months     237,976 181 1,315 6/30/13
WORSTELL 5H Cond. 258 132 2 12/31/10
    Oil 123 167 1 6/30/11
      134 119 1 12/31/11
      21 181 .12 6/30/12
      19 184 .10 12/31/12
      1 181 -- 6/30/13
WORSTELL 7H Gas 496,126 122 4,067 12/31/10
      566,651 162 3,498 6/30/11
      439,688 131 3,356 12/31/11
34% drop-off in 19 months     487,869 182 2,681 6/30/12
61% drop-off in 23 months     214,833 134 1,603 12/31/12
80% drop-off in 29 months     150,774 181 833 6/30/13
WORSTELL 7H Cond. 258 122 2 12/31/10
    Oil 116 162 1 6/30/11
      138 131 1 12/31/11
      25 182 .14 6/30/12
      1 134 - 12/31/12
      2 181 .01 6/30/13
 
Brine tanker on drilling pad of Worstell Unit
The drilling pad has been leveled off. A Residual Waste tanker truck is backed up to the production pit on the well pad.
  
  
Worstell Unit in Chartiers Township, Washington County, PA
E&S silt fencing and runoff pit below the well pad.
(E&S = Erosion & Sedimentation)
  
  
Gas line from Worstell Unit
Future gas gathering line to be run to the well site.
Every gas well unit requires a gathering pipeline.
  
 
Drilling the Worstell Unit gas wells
Patterson-UTI drilling six Marcellus Shale gas wells near Canonsburg, Pa
 
 
Halliburton installing gas well casings
Halliburton installing gas well casings on the Worstell wells
 
 
Frac Tech command vehicle
FracTech vehicles lined-up for fracking the Marcellus wells
 
 
Frac fluids on flatbed at Worstell Unit
Sand Kings (left) and Frac Fluids (right)
 
 
FracTech equipment
Frac Tech equipment parked near Ridge Avenue in Canonsburg
 
 
Komatsu tracked vehicles
Komatsu tracked vehicles along Ridge Ave near Rt 980
 
 
Flare stack being unloaded
Unloading a flare stack
 
 
Gas well flare stack
Gas well flare stack will soon light the night skies with a huge flare
 
 
Base of Marcellus gas well flare
Base of gas well flare stack
 
 
Tanker truck applying some sort of fluids to entry road
  
  
New gas pipeline
Getting the gas to market
Gas gathering line being excavated across property
that neighbors the Worstell Unit.
 
  Below: Close-up of gas line construction. Compressor stations are required to help move the 'wet' Marcellus gas to the MarkWest cryogenic facility in Houston, Pa.
Gas well gathering line being excavated
 
 
Below: Photos of the Worstell Unit in January 2011
Former drilling pad with wells, flares and green separation tanks
 
 
Flaring devices near well heads
 
 
Battery of 6 green Separation (or condensate) tanks
 
 
Worstell Unit gas well heads protected by concrete Jersey barriers.
WEG (Weavertown Environmental Group) dumpster for waste.
 
 
Trailer used to process frac sand during fracking operations
FracTech frac sand trailer parked on the Worstell entrance lot for use
on the nearby Space Management frac in January 2011
 
 
Hazmat Placard 1789
FracTech tractor trailer tanker parked for eventual use during fracking at
the Space Management Unit nearby. This tanker truck is carrying
hydrochloric acid (1789 placard) for use in the fracking process.

1789 - HYDROCHLORIC ACID - HCl
CAS Number: 7647-01-0

Both the mist and the solution of Hydrochloric Acid
have a corrosive effect on human tissue, with
the potential to damage eyes, skin,
intestines and respiratory organs.

 
 

WORSTELL IMPOUNDMENT
CECIL TOWNSHIP
WASHINGTON COUNTY
2010-2011
 
Site: WORSTELL IMPOUNDMENT - DAM PERMIT
ID: 736877
      Permit: 95-7-60915-12
Range Resources Appalachia LLC
DEP Permit issued: 11-9-10
 

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