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Well after drill rig is gone. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Well after drill rig is gone
The highly visible drill rig towers are on location for approximately two months. Once removed, the "Christmas Tree", small storage tank and a couple of small service buildings are typically all that are left of an operating well site. Disturbed soil is reclaimed and seeded with native grasses and plants favorable to wildlife.

New pipeline. Photo by Dawn Ballou, Pinedale Online.
New pipeline
Crews install a new pipeline to carry product from Questar gas wells near Pinedale. The new pipeline will help eliminate the amount of truck traffic needed to the well sites.
BLM Tour of Stewart Point well area Sept 28
Six proposed wells will be visible to the south of Pinedale
by Dawn Ballou
September 23, 2005

The Pinedale Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be holding a tour of the proposed wells in the Stewart Point area, just south of Pinedale, on Wednesday, September 28th.

Questar is proposing six new well pads for directional drilling which could begin next summer and go for the next five years.

Stewart Point is a prominent hill located approximately three miles south of Pinedale, accessed from Tyler Street. Photographers know the site as one of the few vantage points of Pinedale that show the town, Fremont Lake and Fremont Peak in the Wind River Mountains. The hill also has historical significance to early inhabitants of the Green River Valley

The tour will be of the proposed road access and well pads. The BLM welcomes public comment about site access, well pad location and number of drill rigs. The tour will leave the Pinedale Field Office at 9:30 am on Wednesday morning. Participants must provide their own transportation.

Related Links:
BLM Wyoming Questar-Wexpro News Release

Proposed new well site. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Proposed new well site
Location of a proposed new Questar well pad south of Pinedale. This location would be visible from the Pinedale airport.

Well view of valley. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Well view of valley
View of the Pine Creek valley from proposed new Questar well site. For reference perspective on scale, this angle shows the visual impact of the Sublette County Shop and Pinedale airport buildings to someone standing at the proposed new well site.

Well buildings. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Well buildings
Buildings left on the well site as part of the production phase once the drill rig tower is gone.

Well solar panel. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Well solar panel
By using solar panels for power, gas well operators avoid needing unsightly power lines going to each of the well pads.

Questar well site. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Questar well site
In order to reduce the visual impact of some of the well site 'sprawl' near Pinedale, Questar is consolidating some of the equipment from multiple sites onto one larger site.

Gas pipeline. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Gas pipeline
Size perspective of a new gas pipeline being installed by Questar to service its wells near Pinedale. Pipelines are placed approximately six feet underground and surface disturbance is revegetated.

Pipeline two track. Photo by Pinedale Online.
Pipeline two track
If it weren't for warning signs placed nearby, it would be very hard to tell there is a relatively new natural gas pipeline underneath this two track road through the Mesa south of Pinedale.
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