AUBURN TWP. — In the crook of a hill on a dirt road north of Meshoppen lies Cabot Oil & Gas’s pride and joy: the Bray, a 10-well pad that produced enough natural gas in its first month to supply the city of Philadelphia for a month.
Above ground, orderly rows of green pipes run from 10 wellheads to sand separators and production units. Below ground, Cabot positioned the wells to maximize the amount of surface area of the Marcellus Shale the well taps, spokesman George Stark said.
The techniques used to drill and hydraulically fracture wells on this pad evolved over many decades in oil and gas regions all over the world.
And innovation continues. It’s possible that techniques used on the Marcellus could one day be used on another.
The goal is to constantly take this technology and apply it somewhere else, external affairs coordinator Bill desRosiers said.
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