Padsite address: 4945 S. Collins St. Arlington, TX
Nearest major intersection: S. Collins Street and Caplin Drive
Over 97% of the mineral owners within the Rocking Horse unit have signed leases with Chesapeake. That’s more than 1,400 families, churches and businesses that are ready for additional revenue from the Rocking Horse site. Hundreds of residents next to the Arlington Municipal Airport have received Division Orders (documents necessary to begin payment of natural gas royalties). Division Orders were mailed to mineral owners in the Rocking Horse unit in fall 2011 for the first well drilled and producing on the Rocking Horse pad.
As of January 2013, Chesapeake has already generated over $1 million in royalties to the mineral owners included in the Rocking Horse unit who have completed and returned their Division Orders. (A unit is comprised of multiple tracts of land that are pooled together to maximize mineral production.)
Collins Street Plans: It is our understanding that the developer who has built several low-rise buildings adjacent to the padsite has plans to extend the development to the south along Collins Street.
City Council Approves Rocking Horse SUP and 1H Drilling Permit
As you may know, the Arlington City Council recently approved a new Special Use Permit and a Drilling Permit for the Rocking Horse padsite.
Although Chesapeake does not intend to drill any new wells from this pad immediately due to the dramatic decline of natural gas in recent months, you will begin to see construction work to install masonry walls on the north, east and west side of the pad in the next several months.
These walls and additional landscaping are expected to be in place by early May.
Future development potential: the Rocking Horse padsite has the potential to accommodate up to 10 additional wells that would provide added royalties to mineral owners in the area.
Plans for Your Padsite
More than 650 mineral acres could be produced
More than 1,400 families, businesses and churches could receive bonus and royalty income
Up to 11 natural gas wells when fully developed
Wells currently onsite
Everyone benefits. Even if you don’t own your minerals, you and your neighbors benefit from natural gas development at the Rocking Horse padsite. The Arlington Independent School District has already received income from leasing ISD-owned property. As a large property owner, the school district is positioned to receive royalty income generated from multiple wells drilled from this padsite in the future.
Natural gas revenue has also supported Arlington’s Tomorrow Foundation for years, which is fully funded by bonuses and royalties the city receives from natural gas leases. Local residents reap the rewards of our operations when taking advantage of city services like the police and fire departments and public education, which are supported through ad valorem taxes and natural gas revenue. Rocking Horse has the potential to produce upwards of 650 mineral acres for more than 1,400 families, businesses and schools.
The following area organizations stand to directly benefit from natural gas operations at the Rocking Horse padsite:
- Arlington Independent School District - Fitzgerald Elementary School
- JPS Surgical Center–Arlington
Good Neighbor Standards
Though drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations are temporary, similar to other construction projects, Chesapeake works diligently to ensure that our operations have minimal impact on our neighbors. Steps we take include:
- Maintaining security measures at all times
- Supervising the site 24/7 while drilling
- Utilizing remote telemetry and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for continuous monitoring of our padsites
- Having environmental and safety experts on our staff
- Restricting noise around the site with acoustic walls
- Following approved transportation routes
- Installing directional lighting that points away from homes and streets
- Providing a 24-hour hotline with the number posted at each site
- Maintaining a customer-service team to respond to neighbor questions
Natural Gas Is…
Natural gas-fired power plants not only generate the majority of electricity in Texas—keeping us cool in the summer and warm during winter—but also are much better for our air than coal plants. Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) runs cleaner than gasoline or diesel and will save you substantially at the pump. Natural gas byproducts are even used in the creation of many household items like toothbrushes and crayons. Check out more innovative uses for natural gas.
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