Eric Hanson wrote:Elle, you really have my sympathies for whatever that is worth.
It really bugs me that mineral rights owners can basically ignore the rights of surface owners! They should at the very least have to do some sort of noise abatement and surface reclamation when they are done.
I hope thing quiet down for you soon,
Tj Jefferson wrote:I'm shocked they are drilling with oil prices where they are... But that sucks Elle. If it helps this does seem highly unusual for noise levels- I lived in Colorado as a kid and there were lots of wells at the time being drilled (early 80s) and I can't remember it being significant, so this seems like either a new technique or rig not working right. Noise is energy that is lost (from a physics perspective) so a quieter rig is generally more efficient.
James Whitelaw wrote:If on a well I would be concerned about the aquifer that provides my water. Perhaps getting a sample tested now as a benchmark would be a good idea?
Skandi Rogers wrote:the pipe you see going down is probably casing, which means they are nearly done. hang in there!
Rufus Laggren wrote:But doesn't the drilling stop when they get to oil (or give up)? If they get oil, they install one of those grasshopper pumps to get it up and I don't _think_ they're noisy. ??? Or do I have this wrong. I've never had to deal with those people - just see their pumps bobbing up and down.