UPDATES in the comments.
This is a Sky Truth alert:
NRC Report ID: 1023362
Incident Time: 2012-09-04 08:30:00
Nearest City: Glenrose, TX
Location: PARKS COONSMANS WELL #3H
Incident Type: FIXED
Material: NATURAL GAS
Medium Affected: AIR
Suspected Responsible Party: DTE GAS RESOURCES
Lat/Long: 29.683016, -95.362924 (Approximated from CITY_STATE)
CALLER IS REPORTING THE DISCOVERY OF A GAS WELL THAT IS LEAKING AND AT LEAST A DOZEN DEAD ANIMALS NEARBY. THERE WERE RACOONS, DEER AND A LOT OF DEAD BUZZARDS.
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This is absolute madness!!!
Chip Northrup says
How the frack could that have happened ?
kim Feil says
RRC said they visited the site of dead animals yesterday and found no leak, but just a dumping ground for dead animals, no h2s found. Suspicious how caller knew the name and number of the well-but it was probably posted at the site? Did they not see bullet holes in some of these animals? This was third party info so they (Kilgore office) could not they me about if they saw a deer carcass. Another bit of info from the Nuke Plant was that it was not close to the plant…there was no defination of close…if anybody wants to call the RRC region that handled this it would be the Abilene office at 325 677 3545…poke me I’m done
The incident was reported on 9/4 and the RRC showed up on 9/5. I’m sure the H2S waited around for them to get there /sarcasm.
And I’m sure that the locals decided to deposit all their roadkill on that one particular gas well. /sarcasm
Alma Hasse says
Here’s my two cents Sharon!
IF those animals were indeed “dumped” by “passerby” people, then they should all be in various stages of decomposition, doncha think? Unless, of course, there was a concerted effort from said “passerby” folks to all dump them on the same day!
I’d do a PRR for the pics of the dead animals– assuming that they took any!
I think we can file this in the We Will Never Know department.
Alma Hasse says
LOL Sharon! Isn’t that where the gasholes/”regulators” want us to file EVERYTHING?
The RRC probably told the operator “now y’all go over there and turn off that well before we get there tomorrow”—–ha.
That’s Texas fer ya!
Actually, the Incident Report appears to have some of the details wrong. Here is some Railroad Commission of TX background on this well.
Link to the Permit for Well 3H (only 1 well on this lease so far). The Spud Date was 9.17.2008 (operator amended this permit in 2009) on this 140 Acre Lease:
Park Koonsman Unit
Link to the Park Koonsman Form W1 (shows the history of this well)
County in Texas: Erath
Nearest town (according to the permit): Stephenville, TX (nearest towns are not always accurate on these permits, we’ve noticed.)
Well Type: Gas Well/Horizontal
No completion paperwork is filed for API# 143-31334:
No Completion Paperwork
Well 3H has been producing since July 2011, apparently. Production data is through June 2012. Production started at 2,251 MCF in July 2011 and through June 2012 it has produced 21,577 MCF (see the above link).
The name of Jerry Davis with DTC Resources is listed on the plat for this well. Phone #817-302-4600
The P-12 Form shows the main lessor to be CC Parks Investments Limited Partnership, et. al. (110 Acres)
This well is completed and there is a gathering pipeline according to the GIS Map (updated by the Railroad Commission).
Thank you for this information.
You are welcome. Just noticed that the link for “No Completion Paperwork, ” above shows as a blank form. So be sure to fill in the API# (scroll down a bit to see it) and then type in the API# line with 14331334 (no spaces). Then the message will show at the top left “No Packet Records Found.”
Since the well is clearly in production, it looks like a Violation of 16 TAC §3.16 ~ Time frames for filing completion paperwork.
Top Questions Asked About the Barnett Shale (scroll down to the bottom of the page to see Question 5.)
Railroad Commission rules require an operator to file a well completion form with the Commission 30 days after completion of the well or 90 days after completion of the drilling operation, whichever is earliest. (16 TAC §3.16) Production must be filed monthly starting the month after the well begins producing. You can find production information on the RRC website by using the Production Data Query application or the Production Permit Query application.