Linde is playing a serious role in the vast Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale boom. The company has laid hundreds of miles of gathering pipelines, connecting wellheads to transmission lines. Linde has built water draws to aid drilling operations, built well pads and compression stations and has constructed and operates two bulk transload facilities. Linde is poised to answer the needs of the shale gas market for decades to come.
In the early 2000’s the first well was dug in Washington county, PA, looking for natural gas captured in the Marcellus shale deposit which runs through Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York State. Since then the Marcellus gas play has transformed Pennsylvania and Linde Corporation. Today, upwards of 2/3 of our record revenues come from Marcellus shale-related services which we provide to companies.
Linde Corporation has the experience and expertise to accommodate a variety of drilling and boring needs. Linde has a long history in the area of “trenchless technologies” when conventional open-trench pipe-laying procedures are unsuitable. Whether the bore is horizontal or vertical, this is another area where Linde can answer the call and fully assist another industry new to this region.Read More
Trenching / Conventional Bores
Trenching may be considered the conventional way to lay pipeline, but Linde has taken conventional bores to another level with the utilization of the Tesmec trencher.Read More
Linde has a wealth of experience in well pad construction. There is a delicate balance between the need for safety and good relations with the property owners. Well pad size is based on safety, with larger pads meaning more expense and more reclamation at the end of the process.Read More
The design of water supply intakes requires several design considerations in order to obtain and deliver the water economically with low impact on the environment. The major factors that can affect the selection and design of an intake are site access, ease of construction and operation and maintenance.Read More
Linde is regularly called upon to build compressor stations to keep the gas flowing from the shale gas fields. A compressor station is a facility which helps transport natural gas from one location to another.Read More
Well Pad Security
Linde is ready to provide security at the well pad sites. A confidential memo from the PA Department of Homeland Security to law enforcement officials in 2010 says opponents have targeted the industry with crimes of increased frequency and severity.Read More
Water is crucial to harvesting natural gas from the Marcellus shale under Pennsylvania. Tens of thousands of gallons are used at each well and this water must be brought fresh to the well pads and transported safely away for recycling and/or disposal.Read More
Hydrostatic testing is used with newly manufactured pieces before installation, then used again at regular intervals in what is often called a proof pressure test or modified hydrostatic test.Read More