Magnolia and Chesapeake's Dual Rigs

If you are near Burton it’s worth going down Harmon School Road, just west of 290 between Nixon Lake Road and Oevermann Road, where two Patterson rigs are drilling side by side.

Reminds me of those pictures of drilling in East Texas in the 30’s before any spacing rules when they said you could step from one rig to the next without ever touching the ground. These rigs are a little farther apart than that and the wells they are drilling have horizontal legs extending thousands of feet in different directions.

The front rig is drilling the Magnolia Liger #2 and the rig directly behind it is drilling three horizontal wells in separate Chesapeake units, the Harmon School,Nixon Lake and the Rager.


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