|Development of North Dakota mega well site to begin in May
The Associated Press - March 14, 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. - Development of a mega well site could impact thousands of boaters, campers and others using the popular Van Hook recreational site on Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota.
The Bismarck Tribune reports Slawson Exploration Co. was issued a permit Friday. A company spokesman says drilling could begin as soon as May.
The well site will include an 11-well drilling pad about 800 feet from the public boat ramp and parking lot.
Eric Sundberg, environmental and regulator manager, says drilling on the mega well project is expected to take more than a year to complete. But hydraulic fracking operations won't likely start until sometime late in 2018.
Each well will cost an estimated $7 million to $8 million.