The three wells visited on 14 April 2010 are wells we've seen before. We've found that as our knowledge increases along with the scope of our examination, revisits to sites are necessary.
The first well in the video, 47-079-01288, we looked at in autumn 2008, and was the second well we'd seen. We had planned to return to this well in 2010 but ran out of time to do so.
The second well in the video, 47-079-01200, is another well we first looked at in autumn 2008. We recorded a bare area on the otherwise well-vegetated pad and wanted to reexamine the site.
The third well, 47-039-05714, is one we first looked at in 2008, and returned to in 2009 and did an environmental assessment for. This was the second well we had come across in 2009 with exposed pit liner/pit waste.
Two samples from each well visited on 14 April were tested for chloride, an indicator of contamination. None of the samples had greater than 30 parts per million chloride (we consider less than 30 ppm within baseline). We'll return to the sites this year for further sampling.
An Underground Injection Control Class 2 Well in Putnam County, WV
Three videos about issues at a UIC Class 2 well in Fayette county
Two Problem Wells
You Get Used To It
They Don't Do It That Way Any More: Fracturing with Explosives
Drilling Causing Problems in Wetzel County, West Virginia
Gas Well Study Cooking Class: Making Fracking Gel
Natural Gas: Blunders and Numbers
Bad Well Bad Well Bad Well
Natural Gas: Trashing the Surface Owner
Three Natural Gas Wells
Gas Well Study is the examination of natural gas wells in West Virginia.
Underground Injection Control Class 2 Wells
These wells are used either for the disposal of oil and gas liquid waste or for the enhanced recovery of oil or natural gas.
Gas Well Study Site Visits
Annual reports, environmental assessments, and individual well information.
Select videos from the Gas Well Study YouTube channel.
What Happened at Fernow
An investigation into what caused the vegetation death in the land application area after landspraying hydraulic fracture flowback waste.
The Spill at Buckeye Creek
An investigation into a spill from a Marcellus well site into Buckeye Creek in Doddridge county.