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Marcellus shale gas drilling by joe seamans

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joe seamans joe  seamans
Explore score
0.63 Gigapixels
Date added
Oct 29, 2010
Date taken
Oct 27, 2010

The drilling at this well is almost done. Hydraulic fracturing is about to begin. According to my measurements on Google Earth, the house in front of the well is 330 feet from the wall of the compound. the day after I made this image, the drilling tower was removed and set up on another nearby site. In another part of the image, notice that the excavation for a pipeline is underway. Above that, in the far distance, white PVC pipes run across fields. There's a hard hat walking along one of those lines. I wonder if he's looking for leaks. The pipes aren't buried, and don't carry gas. Apparently they move frac water from a central frac pond (like the one above) to well sites.

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  1. Illah Nourbakhsh

    Illah Nourbakhsh (November 04, 2010, 07:58AM )

    Outstanding fracking demonstration gigaPan pano- well done Joe.

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Panorama size: 626 megapixels (54892 x 11408 pixels)
Input images: 90 (18 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 69.5 degrees wide by 14.4 degrees high (top=3.9, bottom=-10.6)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-10-27 15:45:36 - 2010-10-27 15:52:00
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.005
ISO: 200
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 314.1 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 42.4 to 44.6 percent
Vertical overlap: 40.9 to 46.0 percent
Computer stats: 12288 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
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Alignment: 1:01, Projection: 53 seconds, Blending: 2:33
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