Fracing process continues for natural gas wells
July 1, 2010
Fracing Process Continues for Natural Gas Wells
Fracturing for eight new natural gas wells continues at the southeast corner of The University of Texas at Arlington campus.
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., the Houston-based company that is developing the University's natural gas resources, has drilled 16 new wells at the site since January 2009. Carrizo completed the fracturing, or "fracing," of eight wells in April 2010. Those wells are now online and producing gas.
Fracing of the other eight wells is expected to take about six weeks, with completion anticipated in late July or early August. At that point, 22 gas wells are expected to be operating from the site.
Truck traffic and equipment noise at the site may increase temporarily during the fracing process. To mitigate any additional noise during the current fracing process, Carrizo has installed a 32-foot, high-tech acoustic sound curtain around the site.
Truck traffic is required to follow surface road routes approved by the City of Arlington for this specific purpose and is not allowed to take other routes through residential neighborhoods surrounding campus.