I have been looking at different posts and reading statements regarding concerns of H2S and safety.
I have many friends in the area which state the concentrations are very high all up and down the EFS.
So I went looking...at the RRC...man they have a really old and slow system, but with a little persistence and digging I believe I understand.
H-9's are submitted before a well is drilled!!
When the RRC decides a well is going through a known field of known H2S, the RRC, as it reviews the applicants W-1 request for permit to drill, stipulates the location is subject to SWR36.
State Wide Rule 36 states the need for a contingency plan to be created if public or a public road will be within the potential AOE (Area of Exposure). AOE??? the well has not been drilled?? to calculate the AOE, the H2S
PPM has to be known... how can an AOE be calculated since the well has not been drilled???
The RRC allows the applying operator to use a close by well....wait does this sound like a xerox of a xerox of a xerox?? additionally, nothing requires actual testing to be submitted for public access after the well is completed.
Like I stated before, I have friends that are safety techs working in many of the counties of the EFS, some of the sample readings are well into 1,000PPM's many times over. H2S is very dangerous in these ranges. They tell me a well which has H2S and flared has a blueish green flame...oh and smells horrible.
I think we have to much trust and the public should be aware, this is dangerous stuff.
I should state not all wells in the EFS have H2S and H2S is not caused by the drilling process or an operator, it is a natural occurrence.