On Monday I told you about the drilling waste that is bubbling up and forming a lake in South Texas.
The bubbling up now includes rubbery gobs of goo. See Mrs. Burns’ post:
The Nuisance Threshold Is Maybe In Sight!
Now she has some testing by Halliburton that says it’s polymers.
Lab Tests In!
This is what we can look forward to now that XOM bought XTO and they are drilling in our neighborhoods.
While you’re on Mr. Burns’ blog, you might want to read this:
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"This is what we can look forward to now that XOM bought XTO and they are drilling in our neighborhoods."
Not exactly. Mrs. Burns' place is atop an old waterflood project. This means that produced water is injected into the formation to "flood" the pay zone and push more oil to the wellbores so it can be brought to the surface and sold. This is a secondary recovery method used when the well becomes a marginal producer. The Barnett Shale in Tarrant/Johnson/Wise County is not a waterflood project. The operators try to keep as much fluid out of the well as possible to prevent the well from being "killed" (too much fluid increases the lift pressure beyond the formation pressure of the gas being produced).
There are indeed injection wells in the Barnett, but they inject fluid into formations that are not productive of oil and gas.
Literal much? The point is that ExxonMobil has left HORRID pollution and messes behind. XTO has done the same. I see no reason to believe it will be any different here. It's their business model.