Volume 15, Number 10 OCTOBER 2008
TOGA PRESIDENT COMMENTS ON NEW CASING POLICY -"
We believe requiring BPO training and testing to be adequate
and reasonable for wells testing the Chattanooga Shale and
the additional regulations should be applicable for deeper
formations," TOGA president, Scott Gilbert, wrote to
Paul Schmierbach, Water Pollution Control. Scott added that
the industry felt that a modified version of the new policies
should be implemented for "deep wells." He noted
that he would follow up later with an itemized discussion
of the recommended policies for the deep wells.
OIL & GAS BOARD SESSION STILL ON FOR OCT 27-28TH-The
Tennessee Oil & Gas Board will meet Monday and Tuesday,
October 27 and 28th at the office of Water Pollution Control
office in Knoxville. The board is scheduled to hear the state's
case against Miller Petroleum and East Tennessee Consultants
for falling to plug or produce wells. However, attorneys for
the firms and the state are trying to resolve the cases. TOGA
is also scheduled to outline its concerns about the newly
enacted "casing policy" during the hearing.
SOMERSET REFINERY SOLD FOR $2.42 MILLION A New Yorker
bought the Somerset Refinery at auction, Friday, September
26th and says he wants to have it up and running by early
next year. Michael Grunberg, managing principal of Grunberg
Realty bought the company for $2.42 million, which is located
on 105 acres of land in Somerset, Kentucky. The refinery is
the company's first foray into the oil business. The auctioneer
said business interests from the Mideast and more than 30
states expressed interest in the refinery. But only two bidders
showed up. A Texas businessman submitted a pre-auction bid
of $1 million. Grunberg's pre-bid was $2.1. When he raised
it the Texas group dropped out. Commenting on the past, Grunberg
said the prior owners were undercapitalized and couldn't afford
to run the refinery at full capacity. He said he has adequate
capital and no other investors to please, so he can take a
longer view. "I'm happy to break even for awhile,"
he said. "That's the problem with America these days.
Everyone wants to make a buck right away." Frank Lynch
and Roy Shirley initially sold the refinery to Bill Spears
for stock in one of Spears companies. Spears promised to have
the necessary funds to get the refinery running right away.
Instead of funding the recover, he put the refinery into Bankruptcy.
Lynch and Shirley are battling Spears in court, claiming the
stock he used to purchase the refinery was valueless.
TOGA CHRISTMAS PARTY DECEMBER 13TH- Vicki Guess and
her team at Griffith Services began thinking of Christmas
in August. In a fax, mailing and email to members, Vicki announced
that the party would be held on December 13th at the Dancing
Bear Lodge in Townsend. On tap will be carriage rides (with
sleigh bells), open bar and horsd'oeuvers, dinner buffet,
Santa with presents and a live band. Rooms will be available
at $99 per night. Vicki is asking for sponsors of $100 to
$1000. They are also looking for volunteers to help Santa.
If you want to sponsor, volunteer to help or just ask a question,
call Vicki Guess or Kathy Daugherty at 865-220-8850. They
welcome any and all suggestions.
JOHNSON CITY PROSPECT- Landowner has 42 acres in Johnson
City, TN. When drilling a water well, driller said he might
have natural gas. Contact Mariea Ward, 423-833-5190.
LOOKING FOR WATER, HIT OIL - Landowner in Union County,
drilled a 1,250 foot water well but found oil. Oil is up to
within 400 feet of surface. Nick Frisa is interested in leasing
or working with investors as the operator. Call him at 865-992-2914.
DON'T MISS GAS CONFERENCE, OCT. 29-30TH -Tennessee
operators shouldn't miss the Platts Appalachian Gas Conference,
October 29-30th in Pittsburg, Pa. The event focuses on reserves,
production activity, pipeline access, prices and more. Go
to www.Platts.com. For more info.
WILD WELL TRAINING SOON - TOGA has six students tentatively
signed up for the next IADC well control training program.
When we reach 10, we will schedule a class. Call Teresa at
the TOGA office 615-371-6137 to sign up. According to the
state's new casing policy, effective immediately, all tool
pushers and drillers are required to complete an IADC well
control training school.
CROWN HAS OILFIELD LINE IN STOCK- Crown Wire &
Cable, Inc., a TOGA AND KOGA member They have many oilfield
items in stock, including cable tool drill line, winch cable
and rotary drilling line, submersible pump cable and manila
rope.. Call them free at 800-222-4597.
LEASES & PIPELINE FOR SALE - Springfield North
Oil & Gas Project. Approximately 7,000 acres in TN/KY
area. Partially completed 10 mile gas pipeline. Contact: Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org
or call George L. Virgin at 270-827-9144.
LEASE TEAM AVAILABLE - Powell Land Company LLC, a
full services land company serving the Southeast, Midwest
and Appalachian Basin. Thirty six years experience. Large
or small teams. Contact: Bob Powell, 12816 Farmgate Lane,
Knoxville, TN. email@example.com. Call 423-360-5907.
TENNESSEE SEPTEMBER PERMITS: Anderson County - Knox
Energy LLC, The Coal Creek Co, CH-1008, 3430', Fork Mountain
/ Atlas America LLC, Coal Creek Mining & Mfg Co CCLL50
4465', Lake City / Campbell County - Delta Producers Inc.,
Lindsay Land Co., #23, 4400', Jacksboro, CNX Gas Co LLC, Gary
Hicks, KH-002, 2250', Ketchen / Fentress County - Lucky Production
Oil Expl., Butris Threet, GK-4, 2000', Moodyville / Morgan
County - Knox Energy LLC, The Coal Creek Co., CH-2004, 3500',
Windrock, CNX Gas Co. LLC, Walls Properties, WH-002, 4200',
Petros / Overton County - National Energy Development, Clyde
McDonald Heirs c/c G. McDonald, 2000', Alpine / Pickett County
- Carr Drilling, Jay Storie #1, 2000', Moodyville / Scott
County - Atlas America, Ketchen Land Co., KCL-34, 3140', Daryl
& Pauline Krahn Krahn-1, 2440', Krahn-2, 2455', Krahn-4,
2265', Huntsville, Krahn-5, 2265', Pioneer.
KENTUCKY SEPTEMBER PERMITS: Barren County -Angel Rose
Energy, LLC, Larry & Anita Houchens, AR-18, Sunnybrook
/ Bell County - Mammoth Resources, LLC, Larry Browning ET
AL, #LB-17, Corniferous / Clinton County - Steve Burchett
Oil Co., John Mason, JAX1, JAX2, Kenny Denney, BB1, Kenneth
Conner, Carvin Hadley, #3, James Holsapple, #21, #48, Joe
Summers, TS 1, TS 2, June Upchurch, DESTINY 1B, Kenneth Conner,
Robert Reneau, #3, Knox Gp / Cumberland County - Hornet Oil
& Gas Corporation, Royce Harris, #1B, Knox Gp, G &
R Oil, Randy & Dottie Gibson, #1, #02, Murfreesboro, Hart
Oil, LLC, Randy & Dottie Gibson, #2, Knox Gp / Knox County
- Vinland Energy Operations, LLC, Enpro, Inc, #18, Clinton
Sh, Christopher Thomas, ET AL, #1, William Hammons ET AL,
#10, Clinton Sh, Enpro, Inc & Tuggle, #4A, Roderick Messer,
#2, Cecil Wilson, #7, Dorothy Mills, #1, Enpro, Inc &
Wynn, Oscar, #16, Doreen Cornelius, #1, Enpro, Inc., #15,
Clinton Sh, Rockcastle Energy Inc., Georgia Baker, #1, Corniferous
/ Leslie County - Equitable Production Company, Equitable
Production Company, #568224, Huron Mbr, Ohio Sh, Clean Gas,
Inc., Paul Hensley ET AL, #343, Flora Wilson Heirs, #295,
Devonian, LP / Letcher County - Equitable Production Company,
Kycoga Land Company, LLC ET AL, #567997, Huron Mbr, Ohio Sh,
Charles R Bradley DBA Basin Energy Co., William Collins, Heirs,
#2, Quality Natural Gas, LLC, Bill Lewis, #1874, Rolling L
Twining, #1952, Devonian, LP, Equitable Production Company,
#568428, #567745, #567746, Elkhorn Collieries, Inc ET AL,
#567976,Cleveland Mbr, Ohio Sh, #568429, Daugherty Pet, Inc.,
Kentucky River Properties, LLC, DPI 1243, Equitable Production
Company, #567747, #567744, Elkhorn Collieries, Inc ET AL,
#567386 Equitable Production Company ET AL, #568321, Huron
Mbr, Ohio Sh, Clean Gas, Inc., Rover Land, LLC, #332, #333,
Devonian, LP / Pike County - Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC, Kentucky
Berwind Land Company, #827024, Devonian, LP Russell County
- Forell Energy Company, Paula Foley, #1, Rozella Wright,
#1, Knox Gp
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