Cimarex Energy drilled a deep Rogersville Shale test. S.Young farm, permitted 2/28/14. Lawrence county. Permit # 110830. Photo taken 4-14-2014
This was the larger of two flares which had been burning at the same time a few days prior.
This flare is reported as the Second round of flares as production tests a few weeks before were also reported to utilize two flare stacks. Assumption is that they were testing multiple zones in the well.
Ecerpt from :
Story by NOAH BRENNER in Upstream Magazine 7 November 2014
"Cimarex Energy drilled and completed the first modern Rogersville shale test to date in Lawrence County, Kentucky earlier this year using a shell company.
Bruin Exploration, a Cimarex subsidiary according to filings with US securities regulators, at first permitted the Sylvia Young 1 well as a stratigraphic test but later amended the permit to an oil well.
The change allowed Cimarex to production test the well, which is not allowed for stratigraphic tests.
It is likely that the company initial permitted the well as a stratigraphic test because under Kentucky oil and gas regulations, Cimarex could keep secret the logs and other information gathered from the well indefinitely — information from production wells must eventually be released to the public.
Information regarding the completion and production test for the Silvia Young well remains confidential but sources indicated the well was fractured and tested with a flare. The completion report should become public in February.
Meanwhile, sources indicate that Cimarex continues to lease aggressively in the area using land services company Gulfland Appalachian Energy in Lawrence and Johnson counties. "
credit: ironfarmer at Marcellus shale site.