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List of Commercial Gas Waste Disposal Wells by County from the Texas Railroad Commission Site

6 February 2007 at 12:09:44 AM

Wow! I was SHOCKED to see how many waste disposal wells Wise County has- 26! Johnson County has 15. Hood has 8, Jack has 15, Montague has 20, and Parker has 6.

I notice that the RRC has the stats on how much water gets used to frac wells, at least through 2005.

Water fracs have been performed in the Barnett Shale since 1997.  Most of the hydraulic fracture treatments consist of two phases, one for the Lower Barnett and another for the Upper Barnett.  Some wells require multiple treatments.  In addition, shale wells are typically re-fractured after producing for several years.

The early hydraulic fracture treatments used approximately 19,000 barrels of water.  The approximate volume of water required for hydraulic fracturing of a vertical well in the Barnett Shale ranges from 60,000 to 80,000 barrels of water.  The approximate volume increases for fracturing of a horizontal well to a range of 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of water.

Using an estimate of 70,000 barrels of water per vertical well and 90,000 barrels of water per horizontal well, the following estimated volumes of fresh water were used to hydraulically treat wells in the Barnett Shale:

Year#Vertical Wells#Horizontal WellsEst. Water Use for Frac (1000 bbls)Est. Water Use for Frac (AF)**Water Use in Counties Where Wells Drilled (AF)*Est. % of Water Used for Frac
2001368025,7603,320610,2840.5 %
2002711650,3106,485586,0181.1 %
200353233167,0308,640592,8691.4 %
200449033764,6308,330581,0961.4 %
200525671482,19010,592667,5741.6 %

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