"To amend a unit, the operator will have to file a new unit designation with the RRC and the county(s). The new unit must comply with any applicable field and spacing rules for any existing wells, as well as any proposed wells within the strata…"
"Attached is a snap shot of the field rules. Basically, the are no restrictions on wellbore spacing within unit. However, operators have there own spacing based on the geology of the area and their stimulation procedures. As far as…"
"No problem. I understand completely. We use solar with battery back up on most all well sites to power measurement, safety and communications. I know the costs and limitations on this micro scale. I am curious how this…"
"I have a couple of questions. Does the cost estimates for solar also include the battery costs? In order to compare it to natural gas as a baseline source, it has to be able to supply power around the clock. Second, why are the PV…"
"I am interested in where you are getting your numbers? I know of no metric that would consider an additional 121 billion per year, every year as “chump change”. And where do you get the 1.8 % GDP costs for climate change?…"
"As Skip mentioned, location is key. As reverence, The going rate in Harrison county for bulk supply is $0.20 to $0.25 per bbl. The key to good price is how much water you have and how close to the well you are. You also have to…"
"The problem was that the wind went away during the storm. If you look at the Sweetwater, Tx airport wind speed data from NOAA you will see that the winds went calm at 10:35 on the 9th and did not blow again until 10:55 on the 19th. 10…"
"The problem is, we don’t have reliable climate projections. So far, the climate models have been far from accurate. A lot of the problem is that we don’t have much historical data. We only have at best, 300 years of…"
"The seasonal wind currents seem to work well there. The currents off the Caprock diminish in winter. If the turning windmills produce more wattage than the heaters consume, then you have a positive energy equation. You can take…"
"Yes, you can heat the blades. This requires energy. Only if the energy produced by the windmill is greater than that required to keep the blades ice free will this work. It is my understanding that the diminished winds during the…"
"Of all the articles I’ve read, this one most closely matches what the real time data shows from ERCOT. We need to find out why we were not prepared. However, loosing 25% of your supply overnight is a steep hurdle to climb. "
"I’m not going into the politics of this, but methinks there is a bit of asscovering in the conflicting press releases. I have to work in the realm of reality, so the data is what I need. I’ve been looking over ERCOT’s…"
"I pulled the following from ERCOT’s website. The spreadsheet is rather large so I summarized it below. I have included 2021 to date and 2020 data. All figures are in Gigawatthours. Please feel free to review the data.…"
"By collapsing, do you mean driven out? Yes, true market forces cause certain industry’s to become obsolete. A good example is horse drawn buggies. However, having politics drive business only destroys it in the politicians…"
As exciting as this is, we know that we have a responsibility to do this thing correctly. After all, we want the farm to remain a place where the family can gather for another 80 years and beyond. This site was born out of these desires. Before we started this site, googling "shale' brought up little information. Certainly nothing that was useful as we negotiated a lease. Read More