Monster Wells

Despite Drought, Hundreds of Fracking Sites Used More Than 10 Million Gallons of Water

November 18, 2014

Monster Wells: The Biggest Monster Wells (Table-1)

Table 1. In 2011-13, 14 monster wells used at least 20 million gallons of water each

State County Type Name Date19 Company Gallons
TEXAS Harrison N/A Swepco Deep #1H 3/22/13 Sabine Oil & Gas LLC 24.8 million
COLORADO Garfield Gas Federal 36-1H (ON1) 10/10/11 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 24.0 million
COLORADO Mesa Gas Orchard Unit 30-5H (K20OU) 12/8/11 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 22.8 million
COLORADO Mesa Gas Keinath Federal 10-10H (C16OI)) 4/4/11 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 22.6 million
NORTH DAKOTA William Oil Strid 2-26H 2/5/13 Continental Resources Inc. 22.1 million
TEXAS Panola Gas Liston 8H 12/6/12 XTO Energy Inc. 21.8 million
COLORADO Mesa Gas Keinath Federal 17-11AH (C16OU) 3/8/11 Encanca Oil & Gas (USA) Inc 21.5 million
MICHIGAN Kalkaska Gas State Excelsior 325 HD-1 10/30/12 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 21.1 million
COLORADO Garfield Gas DW 8608E-28 P28 496 1/6/13 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 21.1 million
TEXAS Panola Gas Walton 10H 10/26/12 XTO Energy Inc. 20.7 million
COLORADO Garfield Gas Benzel 35-2HM (F25NWB) 11/11/11 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 20.6 million
LOUISIANA St. Helena N/A Weyerhaeuser 60H-01 1/23/13 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 20.4 million
COLORADO Mesa Gas Stewart 36-13H (PL36SW) 6/25/11 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 20.3 million
COLORADO Mesa Gas Keinath Federal 17-11H (C16OU) 3/8/11 Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. 20.1 million
TOTAL           304.1 million

Source: Environmental Working Group analysis of data from