In Arlington greed4gas city USA, above is a pic at Cooper St/California Lane. What was a Carrizo site is now an Enervest padsite. This site boarders a Chesapeake pad site and just to the east is our Arlington Medical District-lovely. Our city council should have denied one of these padsites and made the operators work together to develop the minerals #noExcuse ! #HB40 info/videos here
If Chesapeake’s laterals average 5,500 feet, they why the frack do we have padsites closer than that in Arlington?… Read on from a retired industry rep, Chip Northrup, on this very issue of well spacing.
I’m sure I can find more padsites where our council allowed new padsites to come into our town when there may have already been another drill site that could have reached the minerals.
The reason I bring up these pictures is because a former industry executive had a remark to make about the new setback distance determination needing to be a distance that is “CommerciallyReasonable”. The state is trying to take local control of the drill site placement out of the municipalities hands and so they think that Ft Worth was the success story, but kid u not it isn’t! The Ft Worth League of neighborhoods had to get the Ft Worth ISD to push for 1,000 setback by schools! Here is that dispersion modeling study that was presented to the ISD.
For greedy towns like Arlington…that didn’t matter-they are still “drill here drill now” greedy…but for towns like Denton that voted the frackers out, we (Ft Worth officials-in bed w/industry in my opinion) now have to define what an “CommerciallyReasonable” setback distance is.
Here is a letter that I forwarded to Arlington’s City Council from Chip Northrup….
From: kim feil <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jim Parajon <email@example.com>
Cc: Robert Cluck <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Robert Rivera <email@example.com>; Robert Shepard <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Lana Wolff <email@example.com>; Kathryn Wilemon <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sheri Capehart <email@example.com>; Jimmy Bennett <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Michael Glaspie <email@example.com>; Charlie Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Cynthia Simmons <email@example.com>; Trey Yelverton <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Don Crowson <email@example.com>; Susan Schrock <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Bridgett White <email@example.com>; Tony Rutigliano <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Brett Shipp <email@example.com>; Collin Gregory <firstname.lastname@example.org>; “email@example.com” <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Cindy Powell <email@example.com>; Stuart Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Roger Venables <email@example.com>; Jay W. White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:50 PM
Subject: Chip Northrup response to Texas HB 40 “Commercially Reasonable” Test Fail
From: Chip Northrup <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:31 AM
Subject: Texas HB 40 “Commercially Reasonable” Test Fail
update -Denton Record Chronicle reported of the industry…
Devon has drilled 36 wells from one pad site in the Barnett Shale.
Operators in Mansfield plan to drill 36 wells from one pad site.
Encana drained 640 acres from a 4.6 acre site in Parachute, WY. http://www.energyandcapital.com/articles/multi-well-pad/2892
And here’s one with 60 wells on one large pad sitehttp://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/co/information/nepa/glenwood_springs_field/2011_documents.Par.53154.File.dat/DOI-BLM-CO-N040-2011-0110-EA.pdf
Devon is not a good neighbor. That’s a platitude they issue with veiled threats. If you say is a million times, it’s doesn’t make it true.”