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37-021-21166

Well Details

Well ID: 37-021-21166
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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Cambria
Municipality: Adams Township
Operator Name: CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC
Well Pad ID: 149074
Farm/Lease Name: PMG RABY UNIT 1H
License Status: Plugged OG Well
Spud Date: 2010-12-10
Permit Date: 2010-12-08
Unconventional Well: Y
Configuration: Horizontal Well
Latitude: 40.281531
Longitude: -78.690022

For data sources see[1][2][3]

Production Data

Period Operator Name Gas Quantity (mcf) Gas Production Days Oil Quantity (bbl) Oil Production Days Water Quantity (bbl) Water Production Days
2010 CHIEF OIL & GAS LLC 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2011 CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2012 CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2013 CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2014 CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0
2015 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0

For data sources see[4]

Waste Data

Period Operator Waste Type Quantity Disposal Method Waste Facility ID
2011 CHIEF OIL & GAS LLC Drilling Fluid Waste (in Barrels) 1,240.00 Bbl LANDFILL NY STATE #32S11
2011 CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC Drilling Fluid Waste (in Barrels) 2,245.00 Bbl CENTRALIZED TREATMENT PLANT FOR RECYCLE WMGR123SW001
2011 CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC Drilling Fluid Waste (in Barrels) 120.00 Bbl REUSE OTHER THAN ROAD SPREADING
2011 CHIEF OIL & GAS LLC Drill Cuttings (in Tons) 1,006.43 Tons LANDFILL 100081
2015 CHEVRON APPALACHIA LLC Drilling Fluid Waste (in Barrels) 195.66 Bbl RESIDUAL WASTE PROC FAC (GENERAL PERMIT) WMGR123SW001

For data sources see[5]

Inspection Data

Inspections Performed

Inspection ID Inspection Category Inspection Date Inspection Type Inspection Result Inspection Comments
1933028 Primary Facility 2010-12-09 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site located at the wind farm located in Adams Twp, Gallitzin State Park. Security guard present. Inspected site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Keystone completed site layout. Inspected site for outcrops and design layout. According to Don Henson, Chief is planning to start well on 12/21/10 providing permit is finalized.
1934192 Primary Facility 2010-12-14 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site located at the wind farm located in Adams Twp, Gallitzin State Park. Site sign and E&S plan present. Ziegenfuss contracted to install conductor, 1st stringer and 2nd stringer. Conductor
1937948 Primary Facility 2010-12-17 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site located at the wind farm located in Adams Twp, Gallitzin State Park. Site sign and E&S plan present. Ziegenfuss contracted to install conductor, 1st stringer and 2nd stringer. Conductor
1939436 Primary Facility 2010-12-21 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Ziegenfuss installed conductor
1939908 Primary Facility 2010-12-21 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, site properly signed with ES plan. 24hr security onsite. Site located on Wind Turbine farm. Noted: that total area of disturbance is 4.95 acres (5+ acres require ESCGP-1). Operator is to be cooperatively working with Laurel Highland Water Authority on casing and cement of well. Small rig onsite. Access road stable. Bmp¿s installed according to plan (ie. compost sox). No pits located onsite. Operator utilizing frac tanks, no IW issues observed. Noted placement of liner installed below rig. Recommend operator routinely maintain and ensure integrity of all bmp¿s during drilling operations and winter/spring thaw as well as until final restoration is completed. Recommend that operator additional temporary bmp controls to surrounding soil pile to resist the potential for accelerated erosion. Accompanied by WQS Marc Maestra.
1941745 Primary Facility 2011-01-05 Routine/Complete Inspection Violation(s) Noted At the time of this inspection, security onsite. Well sign and ES plan onsite. No rig onsite. Appears bmp¿s have been recently maintained (ie. Snow has been removed to ensure structural integrity of bmps are not compromised). Vegetative blankets placed onsite, soil pile, and sediment traps. Ditches rock lined. No accelerated erosion or sedimentation issues observed. No pits onsite, observe five frac tanks/closed boxes. It appears that tanks were used for drill cutting disposal, but during this inspection, it is observed that drill cuttings have been placed outside of the tanks(s) on a torn structurally unsound liner. As a result a violation is being issued for failure to ¿contain all pollutional substances and wastes which are used or produced during drilling, altering, completing, and plugging the well¿ as stated in 78.56. Spoke with Chief, Matt Barch 1-11-11 Accompanied with Marc Maestra during inspection.
1942460 Primary Facility 2011-01-13 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Waste Management was removing the soil containers. Patterson Rig 61 was in the process of being installed. Additional safety fence was being installed around the site. Well was protected by safety plate. Heavy snow fall causing snow removal from the pad
1943828 Primary Facility 2011-01-19 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Patterson Rig 61 was in the process of being installed at the site. Well location was protected by safety plate. Tower was in the process of installation. E&S plan and site ID sign present. Heavy fog and rain/snow caused safety issues. Chief obtained local ambulance and EMT to be present during construction period.
1944353 Primary Facility 2011-01-20 Compliance Evaluation No Violations Noted On 1/11/11, dept received phone call and pictures from Matt Barch, of Chief demonstrating that roll off boxes containing cuttings have been removed. Based on pictures received, it was observed that some cuttings were still on unstable liner on pad, Mr. Barch assured me that this would be removed prior to rig moving back on site. Then on 1/17/11, dept received preliminary written response (see attached). An inspection was conducted on 1/20/11, site sign and Es plan onsite. Since last inspection, pad had been completely fenced in and 24hr security and emergency personal placed onsite. Rig currently setting up, pad covered with felt and then liner. Dept was unable to observe any remains of cuttings as all boxes and cuttings appear to have been moved off pad. No accelerated erosion or sedimentation issues noted. Access road stable. Accompanied by WQS Marc Maestra. Recommend that operator continue to closely monitor/maintain all bmps and temporary containment tanks.
1944877 Primary Facility 2011-01-25 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Patterson Rig 61 cleaned hole. Jay Lewis (Chief company man) present. Site was running the 13 3/8¿ pipe. Casselberry was requested water samples from hole prior to setting pipe and cement from Chief. Universal present to cement. Hole stayed open. Cold temperatures (-12 F) was causing freezing of water lines and water tanks. Heaters were present to open the lines. E&S plan and site ID sign present. Chief obtained local ambulance and EMT to be present during drilling of site.
1946091 Primary Facility 2011-01-27 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Patterson Rig 61 present. Jay Lewis (Chief company man) present. 13 3/8¿ pipe set at 685 ft with 625 sks Universal¿s Gas Block cement with 5 bbl return. 9 5/8¿ pipe drilled to 1804 ft with 575 sks of Gas Block Cement with 21 bbl return. Current depth was 1820 ft. Patterson setting up the BOP. E&S plan and site ID sign present. Waste Management present to remove drill cuttings located in transfer units.
1946351 Primary Facility 2011-01-31 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Patterson Rig 61 present. Jay Lewis (Chief company man) present. Current depth was 7,151 ft. Drilling pilot hole to Oriskany which is about 9,000 ft. E&S plan and site ID sign present. DEP inspected site operation.
1950485 Primary Facility 2011-02-11 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Patterson Rig 61 present. Dale Barnett (Chief company man) present. Current depth was 9248 ft. Plug back to 8350 ft. Curve built to 9091 ft. Anticipated depth is 13,184 ft. E&S plan and site ID sign present.
1962205 Primary Facility 2011-03-30 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, Chief reps Matt Barch and Gene Steward onsite. Well drilled Jan/Feb 2011, not yet fractured. Sign and ES plan present. Well site gated and surrounded by fence. Well located on Adams Twp Wind Turbine Farm and DCNR property. Soil and pile and surrounding areas have been temporarily stabilized with seed/mulch and/or vegetative blankets, although minimal growth observed. Access road and well site adequately rocked and appear stable. No accelerated erosion and sedimentation issues noted. Temporary bmp¿s installed and functioning according to plan, although observed that sediment trap reaching full capacity. Department recommended operator pump out sediment trap to prevent a possible pollution event in HQ watershed. Chief informed department that this site is currently under a DCNR Restriction of limited/no access, department has plans to contact DCNR for further information on restriction and possibility of allowing operator onsite to perform bmp maintenance and/or routine inspections as required by OG regs.
2016196 Primary Facility 2011-11-01 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Well marker not present. Spud called on 10/31/11. Called Chevron to request well marker placed prior to drilling activity.
2020132 Primary Facility 2011-11-17 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted
2020356 Primary Facility 2011-11-17 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Well head located in secure fence.
2020378 Primary Facility 2011-11-15 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Well head located in secure fence.
2020386 Primary Facility 2011-11-15 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Well head located in secure fence.
2046328 Primary Facility 2012-02-28 Administrative/File Review No Violations Noted review of inactive status for well
2049815 Primary Facility 2012-03-01 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S issues were present at the site. Site sign and E&S plan were present. Gas well is not in production.
2058697 Primary Facility 2012-04-02 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Well head located in secure fence.
2067281 Primary Facility 2012-05-01 Drilling/Alteration No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Well head located in secure fence.
2093085 Primary Facility 2012-06-12 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, no E&S or IW discharge issues at the site. Site sign and E&S plan present. Well head located in secure fence.
2148493 Primary Facility 2013-03-07 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted On-site meeting with Chevron rep Curtis Small.
2385476 Primary Facility 2015-07-06 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, site sign present. Well head located in secure fence. As per the reviewed plan, Chevron reviewed previous cement and casing for well 1H. All cement for casing was cemented to surface. A mechanical plug was set at 8600 feet. The BOP was tested at 250 psi for 5 minutes. The remaining casing from 8600 feet was cemented to 1500 feet where it will be brought to surface on additional cement
2401206 Primary Facility 2015-07-08 Plugging(Includes Plugged/Mined Through) No Violations Noted At the time of inspection, site sign present. Well head located in secure fence. As per the reviewed plan, Chevron plugging well 2H
2407442 Primary Facility 2015-09-04 Routine/Complete Inspection No Violations Noted Inspection conducted with Operator representative Matt Barch. At time of inspection, wells 1H, 2H, and 3H all appear plugged. Aboveground monuments installed on each well with permit numbers affixed. According to records, drilling occurred 1/23/2011-2/18/2011, inactive status approved 3/8/2012, and per electronic notification submitted by Operator, plugging was scheduled to commence on 6/29/2015.
2486834 Primary Facility 2016-05-23 Bond Release No Violations Noted Bond Release Inspection. Well plugged on 7-1-15.

At time of inspection well site appears permanently stabilized. No E&S issues observed. Plugged well located near a wind farm. Shared access road remains. Based on today's inspection, Department recommends bond be released for this site.

Violations Commited

Inspection ID Violation ID Violation Date Date Resolved Violation Code Violation Type Violation Comments
1941745 602661 01/05/2011 2011-01-05 78.56(1) - Pit and tanks not constructed with sufficient capacity to contain pollutional substances. Administrative

Penalties Applied

Violation ID Penalty ID Penalty Code Penalty Status Penalty Date Enforcement Date Penalty Amount Amount Collected
602661 266667 NOV - Notice of Violation Comply/Closed 2011-01-20
602661 268177 CACP - Consent Assessment of Civil Penalty Comply/Closed 2011-03-01 2011-03-01 $3,500.00 $3,500.00

For data sources see[6]

References