Title: Vent wells burning gas from sinkhole area
Source: The Advocate
Author: DAVID J. MITCHELL
Date: November 17, 2012
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[...] The Office of Conservation has ordered Texas Brine to take over the vent well operations and add more wells. [...]
The well that Texas Brine is trying to convert to gas removal, however, has hit gas at 155 pounds per square inch, higher than the gas pressure in other vent wells, Cranch said.
But the higher-pressure well, which reaches down 430 feet, extends 300 feet deeper than the much shallower vent wells recently brought on line.
Cranch said company officials do not know yet if the higher pressure is related to a sizeable amount of gas or the greater depth of the well. [...]
Geologist Gary Hecox at Nov. 13 resident meeting (see video above): “Now we’ve put shallow probs in this clay aquitard in some places. We’re seeing positive pressure that indicated thate gas may be migrating.”
Texas Brine Company, LLC Press Release, Nov. 16, 2012: Yesterday’s logging of cavern #3 yielded a total depth measurement of 4,242 feet, which is nine feet higher than the measurement taken on November 1.
Published: November 18th, 2012 at 1:23 am ET