Thursday, June 12, 2014

Schaefer unit. Soon to be first HVHHF well permitted in NY? (graphics)

Mike Bernhard figured out that the Shaefer Unit in Town of Deposit, Delaware Co.
used an alternative method to approve a non-conforming spacing unit to get the
"intent to issue a permit to drill" queue.

There was a lot of discussion as to whether this was "real" or not.
It looks like it is.

I made some graphics which show the location of the Shaefer Unit 1H
Note the close proximity to the NYC watershed.
The proposed regs had a 4,000'ft setback (0.76 mi).

By my calculation, this proposed well site is ~1.3 miles
from the watershed, or about 6,860'ft.

Recall from the map I sent out yesterday that the Alt-B route and the
unnamed Alt-X route of the new proposed Kinder-Morgan/TGP
NEX pipeline, which generally follows the path of the Constitution,
deviates from the preferred route for CP in eastern Broome County,
by taking a more eastern route, which I'd estimate puts it ~5mi closer
to the Shaefer 1H well than the CP:

Chip says we need to attack all of these permits in the queue
while they are still "Larval Stage".

I'm not sure how to do that exactly.

But everyone who was in Albany a year ago chanting "NOT ONE WELL!"
-- heads up.

May you, and all beings
be happy and free from suffering :)
-- ancient Buddhist Prayer (Metta)

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