It’s interesting what I find in my inbox these days. Solidarity!
Failure seems to be the predominant word in this document.
RRC Bad Cement Casing Violations-1
- If these are the casing failures the DEQ found, how many must there be that went undetected?
- After several years, how many additional ones will there be?
- How many cases of groundwater contamination resulted from these failures?
- On the 4th from the bottom it says: Failure to report lost cement circulation on the surface casing. No cement return to surface. Where did it go?
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Robert Finne says
I can see David Poole now, standing at the podium and listing all of his important degrees and accolades as he says:
“How dare you use our own record of violations against us!”
I hope you don’t get a subpoena for commenting on a post that uses public information and includes an observation and some questions. I did.
Interesting. From what I know, in Tx. they are not required to report such lost circulation on surface casing—only required to report that the theoretical volume (based on casing OD & theoretical ID of the drilled hole) of somekind of cement was pumped into the hole.
“People Who Live In Gas Houses Should Not Throw Stones”
Sure looks like that RRC is one of the really “BAD” operators.
Keep up the good work TxSharon.
Tim Ruggiero says
Range Resources’ General Counsel David Poole is living proof that passing the Bar exam is so easy, even a caveman…er, gashole can do it.
Cement Science says
The font on the slides is too small to view. anyway, thanks for sharing the information.
Unless the gas is found on the OUTSIDE of the 13-3/8″ casing, there will be no contamination of graound water. The gas bubble in these violations all involve the outside of the production casing or intermediate string, NOT the 13-3/8″ surface casing, otherwise known as the water-protection casing.