Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Well On Its Way

It's not easy to come up with a play on words at 4:30 in the morning. I met with a guy from Williams and Taplin yesterday. I showed him the spot to drill the well, and he surveyed the site for access. This took all of five minutes. The guy (I forget his name even though it was embroidered on his jacket) wanted to chat though. In a thick downeast accent I got the history of all the wells he had drilled in the area and a lesson on drilling in the middle of winter. At $12/ft I should expect to pay around $3000. A house right over the hill produced at 90' (very lucky) but the average is about 250'. He's got sheets of fiberglass and kevlar that he can spread on the ground so his rig doesn't bury itself in mud; he'll need them at our spot at this time of year. On any day the temperature is above freezing the roads are posted; heavy loads are prohibited. Drilling in temperatures significantly below freezing can be troublesome. So we're looking for a day right around freezing. Shouldn't be too hard to find over the next couple weeks. Then we just cross our fingers and hope to hit water without drilling too deep. The well is on its way.

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