Marcellus Shale Services
Our products and services
Frac Water Supply wells
We offer water well drilling for sources of frac water supply. Small diameter exploratory wells or large diameter permanent wells can be drilled to obtain the water for the frac process, eliminating costly trucking expenses. We also offer well performance testing and permanent well pump/pipe/controls installations.
Deep Fresh Water Contact
Exploratory wells are drilled, cased and grouted on or close to the individual pad site locations for deep fresh water contact identification. Low flow sampling can be provided with pump installations designed to target specific water bearing zones and collect samples for water quality analysis.
Monitoring wells are installed to establish base line data for both water quality and water level monitoring in the area prior to gas well drilling. Monitoring wells are also installed in response to spills, releases, or other ground water impact occurrences to investigate and identify the presence or extent of a possible impact. Experience Includes both open rock and screened well construction in shallow overburden and deep bedrock geology.
It is sometimes necessary to drill a replacement well if an existing well is impacted during a construction project. We offer decades of experience in the drilling and testing of both public water supply wells and residential wells. Our service includes turnkey pump and water system installations following the completion of the well drilling process.
Services include drilling and installation of the conductor pipe prior to mobilizing the gas well rig to the site. Simultaneous casing advancement systems are utilized in the northeastern PA region where challenging deep overburden conditions are frequently encountered. Conventional air rotary drilling is used in areas where bedrock is present at shallower depths. Conductor pipes in conventional drilling regions typically range from 16-inch to 20-inch diameter. Simultaneous casing advancement systems are available in sizes ranging from 6-inch through 18-inch diameter.