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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Bradford County
Re: gas well flame
when they frac a well, they shove about 6 million gal ( +/- ) down the whole. when they are done, the gas comes out of the ground along with some of the water.
this water is called FLOW BACK WATER. for the first several days the water volumes are higher and come in burst.
companys who flare wells,( not all do ) usally open them wide open, catch the water while burning off the gas. this also gives them a idea of flow rates out of the well.
the water will continue to flow back, supposedly for the life of the well. that is why there are big holding tanks on well pads. a seperator will capture the water and divert it to the tank, while the gas goes to a pipeline.
that is the basic explanation that was given to me from gas comp.
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