MDN previously alerted you to the wonderful labor of love performed by Janice Gavern of Susquehanna County, PA. Janice is your “salt of the earth” type of person. She’s a cancer survivor and runs a goat farm with her daughter near Montrose, PA–right in the heart of some of the most productive shale in the entire Marcellus play. Four years ago Janice was intrigued by what was happening around her and grabbed her camera and with permission from her friend (a landowner) and from the company drilling on her friend’s property (Cabot Oil & Gas), Janice set out to capture the process. It resulted in more than 8,000 pictures (see PA Resident Snaps 8,000 Pictures of Cabot Well Construction).
Janice has, so far, created three e-books on Amazon’s Kindle service chronicling the drilling of a Marcellus Shale well. These are unedited pictures taken by a talented non-professional photographer. A fourth volume is in the works. In the meantime, Janice alerted us that the first three volumes, which normally cost $9.99 each, will be available for free–this week. Here’s the details on how (and when) to get them…
- Photojournal of a Pennsylvania Natural Gas Well, Book 1, Ground Preparation, will be available for free on Thursday, April 24, 2014. It covers April 12, 2010 to May 21, 2010.
- Photojournal of a Pennsylvania Natural Gas Well, Book 2, Site Set-up, will be available for free on Friday, April 25, 2014. It covers May 22, 2010 to June 15, 2010.
- Photojournal of a Pennsylvania Natural Gas Well, Book 3, Starting to Drill, will be available for free on Saturday, April 26, 2014. It covers June 16, 2010 to July 16, 2010.