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Marcellus Gas Drilling by joe seamans

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0.82 Gigapixels
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Date added
Nov 05, 2010
Date taken
Oct 31, 2010
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This well is being drilled along Hypocrite Creek Road north of Ligonier. This well appears in another image on this page, which focuses on the frac pond. This image places the well in the context of those who live near it. The white house is very close to the well site. I am told that the land owner who leased his gas rights resulting in this well lives around the bend on the other side of the hill. The well was placed far from his house at the edge of his property and abutting his neighbor. I don't know whether the neighbor is part of the leasing agreement which would provide him with financial compensation for what some in the gas industry refer to as a 'temporary inconvienence'. On the day I made this image, the activity at the well created a fair amount of noise.

Note: Once you lease the land you have almost no say as to where the pad is made and the well, drilled. The location is typically determined by the size and shape of the lease and the local geology. With this in mind the surface location will be located where the well can achieve the maximum horizontal length in the pay zone while not crossing any lease lines.


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GigaPan Stitch version 1.0.0804 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 819 megapixels (67124 x 12208 pixels)
Input images: 100 (20 columns by 5 rows)
Field of view: 124.8 degrees wide by 22.7 degrees high (top=16.4, bottom=-6.3)
Settings:
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS 7D
Image size: 5184x3456 (17.9 megapixels)
Capture time: 2010-10-31 12:00:27 - 2010-10-31 12:07:57
Aperture: f/11
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 212.0 mm
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 35.3 to 38.5 percent
Vertical overlap: 35.6 to 38.0 percent
Computer stats: 12288 MB RAM, 8 CPUs
Total time 4:45 (2.9 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 52 seconds, Projection: 56 seconds, Blending: 2:57
(Preview finished in 2:54)

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