Drilling Completed on Second Monitoring Well in Wheatley

Contractors completed drilling on the second of two monitoring wells in Wheatley without incident this morning.

No gas was discovered at the scene of the second well, located near the Wheatley Arena. The first monitoring well located in the municipal parking lot behind the scene of last August’s explosion was completed Monday.

Information gathered from this work as well as a sampling of regional gas wells for comparison with on-site samples should provide more information for investigators.

Work on re-drilling the Tait well at APEC 2 is expected to begin next week once the equipment arrives on site.