FDL looks forward to continuing the positive work that previous operators began, and shares in the commitment to developing its oil and gas resources in the Permian Basin responsibly. FDL is continually evaluating its development plan for the Gardendale area as markets and technology change.
At the end of 2012, construction of an approximately $10 million central tank battery in Gardendale was completed. This facility reduces the amount of truck traffic, noise and individual flares from FDL operations in the Gardendale community. The majority of the pipeline system to the central facility has been installed. This pipeline will serve as a gathering system to transport oil, produced water and natural gas from FDL’s satellite batteries located throughout Gardendale to the sales tanks located at the central battery. The pipeline will decrease truck traffic that otherwise would have been on the roads transporting materials to and from individual well sites.
How many wells does FDL Operating, LLC plan to drill in Gardendale?
As of May 2015, a total of 131 wells have been drilled by FDL or its predecessors. Two wells have been drilled in 2015. While FDL projects it will drill 3 more wells in 2015, market conditions and other considerations may cause this number to change. Rig availability and oil field costs, regulatory requirements, commodity markets and prices, drilling results and other production factors, general economic conditions and capital budgets can all impact a drilling program. FDL is committed, in all cases, to providing reasonable notice to surface owners prior to drilling to give them an opportunity to ask questions.
Is FDL staking well sites on 20-acre spacing?
FDL is evaluating well data in order to determine the viability of 20-acre development. Our immediate plans involve fulfilling the requirements of our lease by drilling on 40-acre spacing in and around the Gardendale area.