1) Mandate electric drilling rig in urban areas, (have back up dieseal power generation)
2) Use closed mud containers
3) Use electric compressors and generators to frack with (if technology doesn’t exist-wait)
4) Have aerial water spray mist for flying frack sand
5) No diesel truck idling (goal is LNG fleets)
6) Have initial flowback fluids go into closed containers (no open tank or well bore venting at any life cycle phase of the well… if technology doesn’t exist-wait). Flowing into a closed container would logically entail negative pressure tanks with scrubbers. Otherwise flowback into Green Completion separators immediately-not later when the gas is detected.
7) Need 24 hour hotline to TCEQ and City Gas Well Inspectors. Our city website’s online status report is too vague. (ex. currently it can say “workover” and no real information of what that entails. Breathers do not need to be downwind to pre-production and maintenance activities. They need to know that they are risking their health. It’s time for the truth.
8) Equip First Responders with sensitive BTEX detection equipment and fast track training them to manually shut in a well. (I know of 4 auto shut in failures so far)
9) Simulate neighborhood evacuation plan and robo calling run through
10) Flood waters should be LAB tested for Drilling Mud, Frack Chemicals, Produced Water and Maintenance Chemicals before being released
11) Drill a Ground Water Woodbine Aquifer Monitoring Well with daily charting during stimulation
12) Baseline Air, Soil, and Surface Water testing should be required with post production re-testing to make comparison analysis
13) Nitro Lifts or any other well maintenance will NOT vent an open well or it’s chemical treatments to the atmosphere
14) Do not permit new wells which gives drillers Force Majeure until natural gas prices go up so as to not mismanage minerals by negatively affecting the first year of royalty payments due to the hyperbolic production decline curve which averages to be a 5% per month Barnett Shale decline rate.
15) Do not use any drilling waste to de-ice roads and mudfarming must be tested to be non-toxic.
16) Do not use onsite, raw, unprocessed, “production gas” to power onsite compressors or engines
17) Have back up dieseal generators for electric compressor stations so power loss will not affect individual drill sites like the emission events at two drill sites last April.
18) Have the drillers subscribe to the money savings presented by our very own UTA Melanie Sattler, Ph.D., P.E. Air Quality Consultatnt http://www.dallascityhall.com/pdf/GasDrilling/Sattler_DallasPresentation_083011.pdf
19) Use vapor recovery down the piping during frac stages
20) Replace high bleed pneumatics with low to no bleed pneumatics
21) Prohibit large, line gas fired compressors
22) Use blow out preventor between the drill and the frack stage in case flooding occurs.