Friday, February 15, 2013

FALSE ALARM (was: NY DEC files notice to issue 50 Marcellus permits at 21 sites._

THIS IS A FALSE ALARM

There will be no permits until the SGEIS is done.
SGEIS is not done until health study is done.
The health study is weeks away.

These are spacing unit applications. That's all.
This is not new information.

I fell for the MDN hype.
I am sorry for raising the alarm w/o more careful vetting.

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DEC files notice to issue 50 Marcellus permits at 21 sites.

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Exclusive: First NY Marcellus Wells to be Drilled are Identified

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An astute MDN subscriber sent us a tip that the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) updated their "Notices of Intent to Issue Well Permits" web page last night at 7:00 pm (Feb 14, 2013). In the list of well permits they "intend" to issue are 43 Marcellus Shale wells and 1 Utica Shale well.
Does this mean DEC Commissioner Joe Martens is getting ready to accept the SGEIS and issue permits? We believe it's still too early for optimism on that front. However, if New York does decide to move forward and issue drilling permits "within 10 days" after accepting the SGEIS drilling rules, it stands to reason the wells in this list will be the very first wells to receive permission to drill.
We've harvested the information for all of the "Intent to Issue" wells, looking up each latitude and longitude and translating it into a street address. We've also rearranged the information in an easier to scan and understand format. You won't find this information anywhere else but on MDN…
When you scan the list below, you'll see that Chesapeake Energy has the most permits in the queue waiting to go once the word is given (permits for 38 wells). After them, Norse Energy, the little energy company that keeps hanging on, even though they've been forced into bankruptcy because of New York's 4 1/2 year delay in issuing permits to frack horizontally, has the second most (permits for 6 wells).
The information below is laid out in this form:
Driller Name (# of wells): Names of wells
Physical address where the drilling will occur (Township name)
Target Formation
Original Application Date
Note: There are a few target formations below that are not Marcellus and Utica Shale. We don't know whether or not the drillers intend to drill horizontally in those formations, so we've included them.

Broome County

Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Kark 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
2-38 Winn Hill Rd, Port Crane, NY 13833 (Fenton)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jun 29, 2009
Chesapeake Energy (1 well): Stiles 1-1H
410 Hunt Hill Rd, Port Crane, NY 13833 (Fenton)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jun 29, 2009

Cattaraugus County

Vertical Resources (1 well): Geiger Hollow 1
3678 Geiger Hollow Rd, Allegany, NY 14706 (Allegany)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jul 9, 2009
Pan Energy Company (1 well): David 5
12321 New York 322, South Dayton, NY 14138 (Dayton)
Target Formation: Onondaga
Original Application Date: Aug 4, 2011

Chautauqua County

Hayden Harper Energy (1 well): Miller Unit 3 Well 1
4572-4698 County Touring Route 57, Bemus Point, NY 14712 (Ellery)
Target Formation: Trenton
Original Application Date: Sep 15, 2011
Unbridled Energy NY (1 well): Bly Bauer 1-260
3697-3811 County Touring Route 57, Jamestown, NY 14701 (Ellery)
Target Formation: Not Applicable
Original Application Date: Oct 17, 2008

Chemung County

Chesapeake Energy (2 wells): Bartlett 1-A, 2
211 Bartlett Rd, Lowman, NY 14861 (Erin)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Feb 15, 2008
Chesapeake Energy (4 wells): Davies 2-1H, 2-2H, 2-5H, 2-6H
Jim Berlew Rd, Lowman, NY 14861 (Erin)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Oct 26, 2009
Chesapeake Energy (2 wells): Nowlan 2-5H, 2-2H
36 Palmer Rd, Erin, NY 14838 (Erin)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Aug 21, 2009
Epsilon Energy (1 well): Hughson 1
36-244 Park Hill Rd, Erin, NY (Erin)
Target Formation: Oriskany
Original Application Date: Mar 25, 2010

Chenango County

Norse Energy (1 well): Norse East 1
911-1175 New York 41, Afton, NY 13730 (Afton)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jan 19, 2010
Norse Energy (1 well): Anderson C-1
599 Stone Hill Rd, Afton, NY 13730 (Coventry)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jan 19, 2010
Norse Energy (1 well): Fernandez II 1H
1995 New York 41, Bainbridge, NY 13733 (Coventry)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Feb 3, 2012
Norse Energy (1 well): Klecha M-1
126-282 Moran Rd, Greene, NY 13778 (Coventry)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jan 19, 2010
Norse Energy (1 well): Buffa 2
655 County Road 16, Plymouth, NY 13832 (Plymouth)
Target Formation: Herkimer
Original Application Date: Apr 19, 2010

Delaware County

Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Andersen-1 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
845 Anderson Rd, Hancock, NY 12760 (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Mar 12, 2009
Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Milk-1 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
John Milk Rd, Long Eddy, NY (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Nov 14, 2008
Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Peters-1 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
5558 Peas Eddy Rd, Hancock, NY (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Nov 18, 2008
Chesapeake Energy (5 wells): Shea-1 1H, 2H, 4H, 5H, 6H
3097 Klondike Rd, Long Eddy, NY (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Mar 12, 2009

Madison County

Ardent Resources (1 well): Button Unit 2
9256-9298 Ouelout Rd, North Brookfield, NY 13418 (Brookfield)
Target Formation: Black River
Original Application Date: Sep 15, 2009
Norse Energy (1 well): Mulligan 1-344
989 Musician Rd, Earlville, NY 13332 (Lebanon)
Target Formation: Utica
Original Application Date: Oct 23, 2009
A big hat tip and thank you to MDN subscriber Benny Svensson for tipping us to this page.



This came from here:


http://www.dec.ny.gov/dmndata/Well_Reports/Unit_Spacing_SW_Rpt.html

Notices of Intent to Issue Well Permits in Spacing Units
Which Conform to Statewide Spacing in New York State

This was put up today b y the DEC.
Last updated: 02/15/2013    10:00 AM






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3 comments:

Barbara said...

Bill - do you think this is a real event to be concerned with or marketing tactics by the o/g marketing folks? Reading the actual page on DMR site sounds different than what the Marcellus Drilling News is suggesting.
comments??

Bill Huston said...

Barbara, yes it is unclear what this is. MDN seems to be claiming these are actual permit locations, whereas the DEC seems to be claiming these are "just" spacing units. Will research this more and post updates.

I know I was personally startled to see actual permit locations. Seems like this is the first time we've seen the DEC "permit queue".

Bill Huston said...

THIS IS A FALSE ALARM

There will be no permits until the SGEIS is done.
SGEIS is not done until health study is done.
The health study is weeks away.

These are spacing unit applications. That's all.
This is not new information.

I fell for the MDN hype.
I am sorry for raising the alarm w/o more careful vetting.