Involuntary Stimulation – when fracking comes to a spilling climax

Ernst Vs Encana blog has information here on “involuntary stimulation” also called “frack hits” or “well communication”.

It is a practice to shut in nearby wells so they don’t force frack fluids into existing wells…but even then nothing is guaranteed.

I recall a Councilman Surratt in Pantego TX saying that two of the wells on that site communicated…..

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From: “CouncilmemberSurratt”<>

Subject: RE:OSHAradiationNGproduction

Date: February 28, 2011 9:55:24 AM CST

To: “Kim&KenFeil”<>

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The compressor topic I was expecting never made it to an agenda item, so false alarm for now. Frac’g is complete. Some of the trucks drilled out plugs at the various frac stages. The only issue I heard had to deal with evacuating some frac water from some of the completed wells. When laterals get spaced closed together, sometimes as the shale cracks, frac water migrates to another well lateral so that water has to be pumped out before the well will start producing gas again. There have been some pressure issues between the distribution pipeline and the well head pressure, but have not heard any specifics about that though. Don

From: Kim & Ken Feil []

Sent: Tue 2/22/2011 3:05 PM

To: Councilmember Surratt

Subject: Re: OSHA radiation NG production

Ok, thanks.

R these working over those wells? I see different trucks and cranes than the “usual”. I heard that of the first two wells that one of them had

pressure problems. Have you heard that?


Kim Feil

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From: “CouncilmemberSurratt”<>

Subject: RE: ARLINGTON, FT. WORTH & – SOUTHLAKE Council-Tues Agenda-


Date: January 10, 2011 12:53:13 PM CST

To: “Kim&KenFeil”<>

If the wellsite discharged any well by-product fluid directly into the storm system they would be in violation. The pad site has several hundred thousand gallans of fresh water stored at the site in tanks. After the first wells were drilled we had the soil checked in several areas around the well pad site and nothing unusual was found best I can recall. There is a drainage channel behind my property along the North West corner of the TXU property and no fluid made it that far on Friday. The storm drainage pipe along Bowen at the TXU South East corner travels thru Arlington. I’ve never seen the frac workers wearing any kind of radiation protection suits and since OSHA requires employers to protect employees from work hazards, I have my doubts about any radiation issue at the site. For a fluid to become airborne and travel, it must be atomized in some shape first or evaporate into the air. I’m hopeful the whole frac process is done within the next week or so and will be behind us. If I find out anything further on the issue I’ll let you know as a courtesy.


From: Kim & Ken Feil []

Sent: Fri 1/7/2011 2:37 PM

To: Councilmember Surratt


GOT A SPILL at Carrizo/Bowen and 303/Smith Barney in Pantego close to my sons school TCEQ AND RRC IS RESPONDING TO…a resident called me and said an unidentified fluid is running off into storm water drainage. It is NOT coming from the fire hydrant, but from the site…from under the fence line.

They started fracking this morning and hopefully this is fresh water from filling the fracking tanks BUT the fracking tanks if not cleaned properly would be a hazard to the fresh water if spilled from an overfilled frack tank or a splash effect spill. Could be a hose leak from the hydrant on the inside of the site.

Glad some people in Pantego got their baseline water samples…the winds were blowing from the southwest this morning and the students at Bailey were at lunch when this was going down…if it was fracking fluid, then that could have become air born.

AAAhh! I left a message for the city manager about this. I asked the firechief during a personal visit a few days ago to have a geiger counter radiation test done during this fracking period to see what if any exposures are becoming airborn.


Kim Feil

About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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