Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Barnett Shale Map shows massive increase of wells drilled.

From 1997 to 2009, the number of natural gas wells has grown from a few hundred to over 10,000. Included in the article is an animated map showing the massive increase of wells on the Barnett Shale.

The black dots on the map are the vertical wells.You can see that most of the wells drilled before 2003 were vertical. The red dots indicate horizontal wells. The number of the horizontal wells grew after 2003.

Be sure to click on the map.
Click here for article.


Anonymous said...

The map in the article is animated. You can easily visualize how the wells increase year by year. It's astounding. They multiply with each new map/year like ants coming out of a hill. You have to watch this. It only takes a few seconds.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sad thing is, it's all about greed. We don't need that many wells, period!!

Anonymous said...

Thousands of wells in North Texas, "present.".

Mellany Lamb said...

This story aired this evening on WFAA news. Very alarming news about the aquifers in Parker County, where you see the proliferation of gas wells on the Barnett Shale.

FMCAUD said...

Thanks Mellany, that link is a post all by itself!