According to well records with the State this well sustained a leak in 2012. Records state "packer is leaking. Packer must be repaired and casing." That document is dated May, 3, 2012. A handwritten note in the record states "No survey conducted because actively leaking backside when injecting, Seneca will re-work then resurvey, oil is generated from backside." Then there is a document/report showing repair work was completed on November 11, 2012. All tubing was replaced. Then the DOGGR inspected signed off on the well on April 4, 2013.
The record also contains a notice from DOGGR in Dec. 2011 notifying Seneca the well is noted as Active in the records, but the company has failed to report the injection pressures as required. Then before that in July of 2010, DOGGR had sent another document to Seneca notifying them the mechanical integrity test (MIT) survey as required was "overdue." The record does contain emails from an engineer with Seneca dated May 2009, where he states tests are being scheduled and he confirms which tests are required. He notes that this well requires a "water injection survey."
The record shows in 1991 there were issues with the hydrostatic pressure and the well was to be shut in by Jan. 1 1992. Other information in the well involves fresh water in the area.
The well record also contains documents showing at that time notices were printed in the local paper when a well was going to be converted. The notice was to seek public comment and input
Here is the letter dated Oct. 15 regarding the permanent closure of the injection wells: