Sunday, October 27, 2013

3rd Pipeline from Valley Rd Under Ground - 4th Pipeline Under Construction

Look at the developments on the Witt Farm property. Not only did Savoy fence the area in but they prepared the Tank Farm to receive oil and gas from at least 10 wells - maybe soon more. The 3rd pipeline running from Heritage Park (which had to be re-drilled to take on the new pipeline, Figure 1) to the 2 wells off of Valley Road is now under ground. It passes 10 feet by the children playground (Figure 2) and circles the baseball diamond (Figure 3) before running around a restored prairies in Heritage Park (Figure 4) and passing under Cook Drain, which flows into River Raisin. The pictures are a little dated from October 1 and October 9. The pipeline is now completely buried.

Figure 1: Redrilling the Heritage borehole during the county middle-school cross-country meet.

Figure 2: Digging in pipeline 3 close to children playground.
Figure 3: Circling around the baseball diamond.

Figure 4: Pipelines laid out to be buried along the restored prairies north of the baseball fields.

A 4th pipeline is under its way. Victoria Powell shared the following report:
On Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:36 PM, victoria powell <> wrote:
 "There is a great deal of activity at the smaller oil donkey facing Hunt Road in the past few days: ditches are being prepared to lay pipes from well 60420 (smaller oil donkey facing Hunt Road near Tipton Road) directly under Spielman Road to well 60743 which is the newest oil well on Country Club Road. The line of intent is perpendicular to Tipton Road (about 0.4 miles from it), and leads directly from 60420 to 60743. The pipes today were on saw-horses in preparation for welding. Several vehicles yesterday (in the wind and rain), and today at the work site with 4-6 pick-up trucks, and 6-7 workers."

Almost every of these pipelines is build underneath creeks, drains and rivers with now extra spill protection. In addition, the already dangerous flare on Witt Farm will become at least twice as potent. Depending on the wind direction and wind speed quite a few neighborhoods will receive dangerous levels of BTEX and other volatiles - besides the pleasant odor...

1 comment:

  1. The rig in Figure 1. is what is commonly called a service rig (i.e., not a drilling rig). It is easily distinguishable from a drilling rig because it's much smaller and doesn't have or need all the on-ground support equipment that a drilling rig does. Based on the date of this post, the service rig was probably in the process of releasing & retrieving an iron plug from within the horizontal portion of the well. Regardless, there has been no drilling activity of any kind. Thank you for publishing this.