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Saturday, October 26, 2013

House flooded by pipeline for fracked gas



"We are not certain how the drilling mud traveled from the drilling site to the well," he said.


"We are not certain how the drilling mud traveled from the drilling site to the well," he said. - See more at: http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/591451/Valley-Grove-Home-Destroyed.html?nav=515#sthash.9cTR6UMT.dpuf


"We are not certain how the drilling mud traveled from the drilling site to the well," he said. - See more at: http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/591451/Valley-Grove-Home-Destroyed.html?nav=515#sthash.9cTR6UMT.dpuf




VALLEY GROVE - Becky and John Wieczorkowski's Valley Grove home flooded and ripped apart Thursday morning after 6,000 gallons of water and "drilling mud" from a nearby pipeline operation infiltrated the home through an abandoned water well. Becky Wieczorkowski said she heard cracking sounds at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and then noticed a piece of the ceiling fall into the bathtub. "Before I realized what was happening, I saw the living room ceiling separate from the wall and I could see outside," she said. "One of the (pipeline) guys told me the house moved off of its foundation and I should get out and stay out."








Wieczorkowski, who shares the home with her husband and two dogs, said 4 feet of drilling fluid and water poured into the basement. Workers from MarkWest Energy had to break out a basement window to gain access for pumping equipment.

A MarkWest crew is drilling near her property as part of a pipeline installation under National Road. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the non-toxic drilling mud "is an important component in the drilling process. A fluid is required in the wellbore to cool and lubricate the drill bit; remove the rock fragments, or drill cuttings, from the drilling area and transport them to the surface; counterbalance formation pressure to prevent formation fluids (such as oil, gas, and water) from entering the well prematurely; and prevent the wellbore from caving in."

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Wieczorkowski, who shares the home with her husband and two dogs, said 4 feet of drilling fluid and water poured into the basement. Workers from MarkWest Energy had to break out a basement window to gain access for pumping equipment. A MarkWest crew is drilling near her property as part of a pipeline installation under National Road. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the non-toxic drilling mud "is an important component in the drilling process. A fluid is required in the wellbore to cool and lubricate the drill bit; remove the rock fragments, or drill cuttings, from the drilling area and transport them to the surface; counterbalance formation pressure to prevent formation fluids (such as oil, gas, and water) from entering the well prematurely; and prevent the wellbore from caving in."




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Lovely... . Drilling near her property and this is what happens: 6000 gallons of mud in the basement and her foundation ruined. Curious to see if MarkWest blames her house for being in the way of their pipeline. (A variant of "How did our oil get under your sand?".)





VALLEY GROVE - Becky and John Wieczorkowski's Valley Grove home flooded and ripped apart Thursday morning after 6,000 gallons of water and "drilling mud" from a nearby pipeline operation infiltrated the home through an abandoned water well.

Becky Wieczorkowski said she heard cracking sounds at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and then noticed a piece of the ceiling fall into the bathtub.

"Before I realized what was happening, I saw the living room ceiling separate from the wall and I could see outside," she said. "One of the (pipeline) guys told me the house moved off of its foundation and I should get out and stay out."

- See more at: http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/591451/Valley-Grove-Home-Destroyed.html?nav=515#sthash.9cTR6UMT.dpuf