Pictorial By Bob Weaver|
118' rig near Road Fork
Calhoun's second deep well will start boring deep into the earth by Wednesday. The
Cabot Corporation and Ike Morris project is located on a hillside off Road Fork, a
secondary road connecting the White Pine and Nobe Road (Five Forks).
The 118' rig was moved to the site last week from Upshur County, and workers have
been completing the final touches to commence drilling. The permit calls for a 13,000
foot well, although some deep wells go over 20,000 feet.
Drilling slated to start Wednesday
Control "house" for drilling rig
This rig will reportedly be moved to another deep well site at the head of Bull River
and White Pine Road, the Yoak property, in about sixty days. The permit calls for a
12,000 foot hole.
The first deep well in the county by Ardent Resources was reportedly started last
week between Route 5 and the Little Kanawha River, near the mouth of Bull River.
Calhoun County has received over 60 deep well permits, the most of any county in the
Operational engines near tower
Welding the final touches
Water retainer for operation