12/30/2012 update…here is a link http://sore.net.au/952/csg-and-sulphate-reducing-bacteria/ with proof of SRB (sulfate reducing bacteria) whose by product is H2s in Australia….the industry is “well” aware of the steel and cement distruction SRB’s cause in addition to the risk to those breathing it.
Here is what Schlumberger has to say about SRB’s…..
In my opinion, here is what T I M E will show…..
1) latency cancers and those living in proximity to drillling
2) injection wells that are older/ie. hold more fluids have higher seismic events
3) biocides are being outwitted by SRB sulfate reducing bacteria whose H2S byproducts are corrosive to cement and steel…(and unhealthy for water, soil, and lungs)
a) SRB leads to more casing integrity issues=more ground water contamination
b) adding more biocides/chemicals is not the answer
c) souring wells from SRB’s can hurt production numbers
4) the sheer expected volume of the build out comes with accidents and surface spills and more SRB’s
5) the hyper bolic production decline curve will show itself no matter how big of a build out occurs so shortages of natural gas is eminent and high energy bills from NG power plants is likely over T I M E.
6) check the percentage of how much waste water actually can be recycled….it is not economic and ruins engines that have to run at higher PSI’s to overcome the turbidity issues. So water usage issues over time will be what actually kills the industry….if the SRB’s doesn’t get there first to ruin the gashole party.
Last March, I questioned if man-made H2S from “stale” flowback is what sickened Jean Stephens and have received no responses. The Cowboy Stadium area of the Truman drill site near my home seems to be following in the same risk path in the plan to hold back the flowback deep underground for months until the pipeline is ready. Not flowing back right away after fracturing can damage the formation (productive life of the well) AND risk reaking dangerous gases later on when flowed back.
Here is the ADDFRAC product to prevent the man-made production of sour gas by Bakerhughes. Gee I hope now that Chesapeake is in hoc for $20 billion that they don’t forget to buy some “ADDFRAC “.
From: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Will the Baker Hughs product “ADDFRAC” be used at frac operation near Cowboy Stadium?
From: kim feil <email@example.com>
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Sent: Sun, August 19, 2012 5:32:45 PM
Subject: regarding the Truman drill site near Cowboy Stadium
1) preferably postphoning fracturing until the pipeline is established this fall so that flowback can occur right away. Flowback with stale water can sicken people as this has happened before last March at the Lynn Smith site.
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Few studies done on air safety, health effects near drilling sites
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Old Town Neighborhood Association
Arlington, TX 76011RE: Public Records Request for copies of “All communications to and from Collin Gregory regarding the Modern Geosciences air study in Colleyville” recordsDear Feil Kim,Your public information request to the City of Arlington, received 8/9/2012, has been referred to me for response. We have searched our records and have been unable to locate any records maintained by the City responsive to your request for copies of “All communications to and from Collin Gregory regarding the Modern Geosciences air study in Colleyville” records.On 8/17/12, per Collin Gregory/Gas Well Coordinator’s email response to this request:There are no email or written documentations for any of the below mentioned communications.Description of Documents Requested: I have evidence that Collin Gregory said he would be in communications with the operators based on the findings and suggestions of the Modern Geosciences air study in Colleyville. I need all of those communciations as well as any communciations Mr Gregory made to staff, thanks.Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding this matter.Sincerely,
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From: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thu, August 9, 2012 1:58:21 PM
Subject: Who can help me enforce a public protections measure to make the city enforce their ordinance?
I am in a panic because they are about to frac 3 wells within a 1/2 mile of my home at the Truman site (310 N Collins St) near the Cowboy Stadium in Arlington TX starting on August 24th. This is a high density, low income area of workers and renters – some within 600 feet.
While a Green Completion is planned (the gathering line goes in early fall), I am concerned with emission exposures prior to the Green Completion equipment/pipeline where “top flow” fluids will be volatilizing during initial flowback that comes off the open hatch flowback tanks. Our ordinance states the well may not flow or vent directly into the atmosphere without first directing through a separator OR into a portable tank. The flaw/loophole with this wording allows the well to flow directly into an open hatch flowback tanks which violates the spirit of the ordinance in keeping VOC’s out of the public airshed.
A company called Vapor Point sells scrubbers for these open hatch flowback tanks and I need help from the Attorney General’s Office to contact our City Manager, email@example.com and our Mayor,firstname.lastname@example.org, to ask them mandate these scrubbers by invoking the gas drilling ordinance VII 7.01 A6 to “… minimize,so far as practicable, dust, vibration or noxious odors, and shall be in accordance with the best accepted practices incident to drill for the production of gas and other hydrocarbon substances in urban areas. All equipment used shall be so constructed and operated so that vibrations, dust,odor or other harmful or annoying substances or effect will be minimized by the operations carried on at any drilling or production site or from anything incident thereto, to the injury or annoyance of persons living in the vicinity;….Proven technological improvements in industry standards of drilling and production in this area shall be adopted as they become available if capable of reducing factors of dust,vibration and odor……”
Our city inspector could also purchase these scrubbers in advance and keep them in stock for the upcoming flowback and then invoke Article VII 7.01 A6 15 “…If the Fire Inspector believes that it is necessary to take emergency action due to a potential or actual situation that danger to persons and property exists …the Inspector may then employ any…..material which the Inspector deems necessary….Operator shall reimburse the City…”.
Our leaders tell us that our dry gas has little VOC’s, but down the road in Colleyville TX, the city funded Titan air study by Modern Geosciences found benzene during flowback from Jan 30 thru Feb 16 2012, to be up to 85ppb which violates the 2 week threshold ATSDR MRL by over 9 times. A citizen funded air study also found benzene at 54ppb for that same drillsite during flowback.
The Arlington flowback videos showing a white cloud wafting off these tanks don’t lie….this stuff is under pressure and volatilizing in our airshed in our neighborhoods.
It is time for Arlington to step it up and set a precedence for mandating best operating flowback procedures in making the operators use scrubbers on these open hatch flowback tanks during well cleanup which is the phase PRIOR to Green Completions.