By Bob Weaver|
Calhoun's first deep well rig along Route 5
The drilling contractor, Indrillers from Michigan, are drilling deep into the earth at
Calhoun's first deep well location along Route 5, about two miles east of
Yesterday you could hear and feel the deep grinding of the bit as it bore into the
earth. A dozen or more workers were busy at tasks across the site, supervised by
general foreman "Big Jim" Gedesen of Michigan.
The well head is located near the mouth of Bull River, between Route 5 and the Little
Kanawha River. Local sources say they have already drilled over 4000 feet,
unconfirmed by the company.
The drilling project is financed by Ardent Resources, a company which has several
deep well permits in the county. Calhoun may now have nearly 70 deep well permits
on file, the most of any county in the state.
Work continues on the Ike Morris-Cabot Corporation well between White Pine and
Nobe, the second well to be drilled in Calhoun.
Heavy equipment and generators surround rig
Tower stands tall over Route 5
Environmental sludge pond