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Comment by Ryan Robinson on July 7, 2009 at 11:13am
Legislation to regulate Haynesville Shale Drilling
Posted: July 6, 2009 10:36 PM
Updated: July 6, 2009 10:36 PM

Legislation to regulate Haynesville Shale Drilling

By Fred Childers - bio|email

KEITHVILLE, LA (KSLA) - Congressman John Fleming, while touring a drill site, gets about as close as a person can get to what's called hydraulic fracturing, a process of releasing natural gas from the Haynesville Shale.

"Congressman Fleming wanted to become more educated about the actual work activity that takes place around a Haynesville rig," said Kevin McCotter with Chesapeake.

Fleming opposes upcoming legislation that he says would over- regulate the process.

What it is, it's a safe drinking water act, which already exists, and has existed for some time, but it was to regulate drinking water not to regulate drilling for natural gas," said Congressman Fleming.

Proponents of the legislation want to protect the aquifer's that these lines pass through.

But Fleming says that protection already exists, and the more regulations means higher costs to the drillers.

"All we would do is add more cost not really to the company, to the consumer," said Fleming.

In the 20 years that Chesapeake has been in business they've put literally miles of feet of drill pipe into the ground, the company argues that it hasn't had one incident of contaminated water through this process, and what's more, officials say state regulations keep the company in check.

"The agencies at the state which include the Department of Transportation and Development, the Department of Environmental Quality, and the Department of Natural Resources are all agencies that regulate every bit of our operation in the state," said McCotter.

"There are 12 people just in North Louisiana alone who inspect and make sure all those procedures are properly followed," said Fleming.

The bill, if passed, would repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Comment by Wes Carr on May 27, 2009 at 3:09pm
Not sure if I successfully added myself to this group...looks as though I did. I don't have anything super-interesting or "new" to add at the moment, but I'll quickly share an incident we had recently. This was a good reminder of one reason to wear your hardhat. We conduct training courses on the Mr. Charlie Rig in Morgan City, Louisiana, which is actually the 1st semi-submersible rig ever used in the's now a museum and our training grounds (built in '52, commissioned in '54). Anyway, it is located in the Atchafalaya River--the Coast Guard came by to attach a camera to the top of the derrick so they can monitor traffic up and down the river. A bolt was accidentally dropped from the derrick and hit someone on the drill floor in the head...they did have a hardhat on and served its purpose. The hardhat split into two injuries. Very easily could've been a fatality. Just a reminder....

i'll try to get a picture of the hardhat posted
Comment by Erick Schuetz on May 1, 2009 at 3:15pm
My apologies for the late notice but for those interested; OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) starts on Monday, May 4th in Houston, TX.

"Founded in 1969, the Offshore Technology Conference is the world's foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. OTC is held annually at Reliant Center in Houston.

OTC ranks among the largest 200 trade shows held annually in the United States and is among the 10 largest meetings in terms of attendance. Attendance consistently exceeds 50,000, and more than 2,000 companies participate in the exhibition. OTC includes attendees from around the globe, with more than 110 countries represented at recent conferences. More than 67,000 people visited OTC 2007."
Comment by Dale Robinson on April 21, 2009 at 9:07pm
Welcome all, to the Oil & Gas Industry group. The intent of this group is to allow focus on Safety and Health issues, concerns, compliance assistance, best practices, lessons learned postings, discussions for all facets e.g. Drilling, Well Servicing (completion and re-completion), maintenance, normal operations, owner operators, contractors and sub-contractor, E&P, and pipeline gathering and transmission, etc... of the oil & gas industry. Much is happening in different areas in different basins (Oil & Gas exploration and discovery). New training programs are being developed and implemented across the country that are being received very well and emphases on greater enforcement of safety work practices, inspections and compliance are being mandated by the Department of Labor / OSHA.

The CSB has made claim the our industry is 8 times more dangerous than any other in the country and our injury, illness and death statistics prove the claim.

There are several great discussions occurring in the way of PPE, Hot Work, LOTO and Confined Spaces. If anyone has anything to share, please feel free to join in for comment or discussion. I encourage you to contact other Safety and Health Representative in your fields to have them participate as well.

Let's get this baby rolling to be one of the largest Oil & Gas Safety and resource groups for the great industry.

Thanks again and Welcome,


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