Chesapeake Energy CorporationRequest for Information ResponseMay 19, 2011
1. Legal name and address of Respondent.q
Chesapeake Energy Corporation6100 N. Western Ave.Oklahoma City, OK 73118
2. Business of the Respondent. Include the primary Standard IndustrialClassifications (SIC) and North American Industrial Classifications System(NAICS) codes.
SIC Code: 1311NAICS Code: 211111
3. Year the Respondent first owned and/or operated the Facility.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation defines the facility to be the Atgas 2Hwell with the boundaries being the area of disturbance noted in theESCGP-1 document contained in Appendix A. The Company began sitepreparation and building operations in May 2010 and began drilling theAtgas 2H well on December 27, 2010.
4. Date and state of incorporation of Respondent.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation filed articles of incorporation in the stateof Oklahoma on November 19, 1996.
5. Provide a description of the drilling operations conducted at the Facility, whenthose activities began, and if and when drilling operations were completed at theFacility.
Drilling operations commenced on December 27, 2010 and continued untilFebruary 15, 2011, at which time drilling operations were completed.Surface casing of 13 3/8” was set and cemented on December 28, 2010.Intermediate casing of 9 5/8” was set and cemented on January 4, 2011.Production casing of 5 ½” was set and cemented on February 15, 2011.
6. State at what point in the well drilling or well completion process the releaseoccurred and provide a description of the events leading up to, through andfollowing the release.
Immediately prior to the release, Chesapeake Energy Corporation wasconducting hydraulic fracturing activities through its service providerPumpco Services. Hydraulic fracturing operations began at the Atgas 2Hwell on April 18, 2011. The operations proceeded in three stages, with thethird stage beginning shortly after 9:00 p.m. on April 19, 2011.The wellhead began to leak at approximately 11:15 p.m. on April 19, 2011,during the third stage of hydraulic fracturing operations. Chesapeakeresponded promptly and prudently to the circumstances presented by theincident in order to regain control of the well and ensure public safety, andto protect the environment. NOTE: The time of the onset of the event