Exclusive: First NY Marcellus Wells to be Drilled are Identified

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NOTE: Please see the correction to this story on this page:
MDN Editor Jim Willis Corrects “First NY Marcellus Wells” Story.

An astute MDN subscriber sent us a tip that the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC) updated their “Notices of Intent to Issue Well Permits” web page last night at 7:00 pm (Feb 14, 2013). In the list of well permits they “intend” to issue are 43 Marcellus Shale wells and 1 Utica Shale well.

Does this mean DEC Commissioner Joe Martens is getting ready to accept the SGEIS and issue permits? We believe it’s still too early for optimism on that front. However, if New York does decide to move forward and issue drilling permits “within 10 days” after accepting the SGEIS drilling rules, it stands to reason the wells in this list will be the very first wells to receive permission to drill.

We’ve harvested the information for all of the “Intent to Issue” wells, looking up each latitude and longitude and translating it into a street address. We’ve also rearranged the information in an easier to scan and understand format. You won’t find this information anywhere else but on MDN…

When you scan the list below, you’ll see that Chesapeake Energy has the most permits in the queue waiting to go once the word is given (permits for 38 wells). After them, Norse Energy, the little energy company that keeps hanging on, even though they’ve been forced into bankruptcy because of New York’s 4 1/2 year delay in issuing permits to frack horizontally, has the second most (permits for 6 wells).

The information below is laid out in this form:

Driller Name (# of wells): Names of wells
Physical address where the drilling will occur (Township name)
Target Formation
Original Application Date

Note: There are a few target formations below that are not Marcellus and Utica Shale. We don’t know whether or not the drillers intend to drill horizontally in those formations, so we’ve included them.

Broome County

Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Kark 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
2-38 Winn Hill Rd, Port Crane, NY 13833 (Fenton)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jun 29, 2009

Chesapeake Energy (1 well): Stiles 1-1H
410 Hunt Hill Rd, Port Crane, NY 13833 (Fenton)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jun 29, 2009

Cattaraugus County

Vertical Resources (1 well): Geiger Hollow 1
3678 Geiger Hollow Rd, Allegany, NY 14706 (Allegany)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jul 9, 2009

Pan Energy Company (1 well): David 5
12321 New York 322, South Dayton, NY 14138 (Dayton)
Target Formation: Onondaga
Original Application Date: Aug 4, 2011

Chautauqua County

Hayden Harper Energy (1 well): Miller Unit 3 Well 1
4572-4698 County Touring Route 57, Bemus Point, NY 14712 (Ellery)
Target Formation: Trenton
Original Application Date: Sep 15, 2011

Unbridled Energy NY (1 well): Bly Bauer 1-260
3697-3811 County Touring Route 57, Jamestown, NY 14701 (Ellery)
Target Formation: Not Applicable
Original Application Date: Oct 17, 2008

Chemung County

Chesapeake Energy (2 wells): Bartlett 1-A, 2
211 Bartlett Rd, Lowman, NY 14861 (Erin)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Feb 15, 2008

Chesapeake Energy (4 wells): Davies 2-1H, 2-2H, 2-5H, 2-6H
Jim Berlew Rd, Lowman, NY 14861 (Erin)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Oct 26, 2009

Chesapeake Energy (2 wells): Nowlan 2-5H, 2-2H
36 Palmer Rd, Erin, NY 14838 (Erin)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Aug 21, 2009

Epsilon Energy (1 well): Hughson 1
36-244 Park Hill Rd, Erin, NY (Erin)
Target Formation: Oriskany
Original Application Date: Mar 25, 2010

Chenango County

Norse Energy (1 well): Norse East 1
911-1175 New York 41, Afton, NY 13730 (Afton)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jan 19, 2010

Norse Energy (1 well): Anderson C-1
599 Stone Hill Rd, Afton, NY 13730 (Coventry)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jan 19, 2010

Norse Energy (1 well): Fernandez II 1H
1995 New York 41, Bainbridge, NY 13733 (Coventry)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Feb 3, 2012

Norse Energy (1 well): Klecha M-1
126-282 Moran Rd, Greene, NY 13778 (Coventry)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Jan 19, 2010

Norse Energy (1 well): Buffa 2
655 County Road 16, Plymouth, NY 13832 (Plymouth)
Target Formation: Herkimer
Original Application Date: Apr 19, 2010

Delaware County

Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Andersen-1 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
845 Anderson Rd, Hancock, NY 12760 (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Mar 12, 2009

Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Milk-1 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
John Milk Rd, Long Eddy, NY (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Nov 14, 2008

Chesapeake Energy (6 wells): Peters-1 1H, 2H, 3H, 4H, 5H, 6H
5558 Peas Eddy Rd, Hancock, NY (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Nov 18, 2008

Chesapeake Energy (5 wells): Shea-1 1H, 2H, 4H, 5H, 6H
3097 Klondike Rd, Long Eddy, NY (Hancock)
Target Formation: Marcellus
Original Application Date: Mar 12, 2009

Madison County

Ardent Resources (1 well): Button Unit 2
9256-9298 Ouelout Rd, North Brookfield, NY 13418 (Brookfield)
Target Formation: Black River
Original Application Date: Sep 15, 2009

Norse Energy (1 well): Mulligan 1-344
989 Musician Rd, Earlville, NY 13332 (Lebanon)
Target Formation: Utica
Original Application Date: Oct 23, 2009

The data above comes from this page: http://www.dec.ny.gov/dmndata/Well_Reports/Unit_Spacing_SW_Rpt.html

A big hat tip and thank you to MDN subscriber Benny Svensson for tipping us to this page.

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