Company Hopes to Drill New Gas Wells
Pad located above Marion County line north of Fairview
Morgantown Dominion Post
26 March 2014
By David Beard
Northeast Natural Energy, which operates two Marcellus shale wells
at the Morgantown Industrial Park, has applied to drill four more
horizontal gas wells in Monongalia County.
Two proposed wells, called Yost Heritage 5H and 9H, would be
located on a pad above the Marion County line north of Fairview
along W.Va. 218, Daybrook Road, according to information from the
Department of Environmental Protection.
The other two, called Beach 6H and 10H, lie just east of Pentress
and south of W.Va. 7. If approved, this would make four total
wells permitted for the Beach pad. Beach 2H and 4H were permitted
earlier this month.
Daybrook Road connects Fairview to Blacksville. The land surface
is owned by Yost Heritage Inc, whose president and vice president
are David and Dennis Yost, according to information from the
secretary of state’s office.
Yost Heritage Inc. also has applications in to DEP for two
horizontal wells, neither Marcellus, on a nearby pad: Yost
Heritage 1, targeted for the Fifty-Foot formation; and one Yost
Heritage H1, targeted for the Benson formation.
Northeast’s two wells at the Morgantown Industrial Park are
prodcuing gas, as are two on its Statler pad east of Blacksville
on the north side of W.Va. 7.
Northeast has permits for three more wells on the Statler pad.
Northeast President Michael John could not be reached in time for
this report. DEP was unable to supply copies of the new
applications in time for this report.