Pitfalls abound in cementing natural gas wells

Posted by Christine, March 30, 2011

Beth Francesco documents the pitfalls of natural gas well drilling and what it takes to make it go right in the Denton Record-Chronicle:.

Work must proceed carefully with Devon Energy’s gas well in Wise County — one of seven running for the company in mid-November. According to records and interviews with several gas drilling experts in Texas, a lot can go wrong in cementing a gas well, and it often does. Anything from inclement weather or faulty equipment to a botched mixture of cement and water can produce dire environmental consequences and human health risks.

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