I was hoping someone could help me with a question. My wife and I are considering purchasing a property in an area where there is quite a bit of oil and gas activity.
We think the sellers are willing to convey some mineral rights and surface control. However, we are concerns of one of the wells being drilled nearby having a compressor put on it that would be relatively close to our house.
When a compressor is put on a well is there any way to tell how long it will be there? Do they typically put them on wells that are 1st drilled when the gas production is the highest and then remove them a few years later? Or, do they typically put them on after the production falls and they stay on for much longer periods of time?
If the answer is that they are transient, we would be less concerned. If they are likely to stay on for 10's of years, then we might pass this place over and try to find something in more of a dead area.
We are just concerned about the engine noise, 24/7.