Life of a well documented by Susquehanna County’s Janice Gavern

You may have seen today’s article in the Scranton Times Tribune – Susquehanna County resident documents gas well in 8,000 photos over 1 year. If not, we encourage you to read it. It tells the story of how Janice Gavern took photos of an active Cabot well pad for a year to document the progress on her neighbor’s land.

One year’s time = 8,000 photos

Ms. Gavern ended up taking roughly 8,000 photos of the development on her neighbor’s property over the course of a year. She took about 650 of those pictures and create an e-book (available here on Amazon) called “Photojournal of a Pennsylvania Natural Gas Well.

The e-book is available for purchase for $9.99 regularly but today (January 21, 2014) it is FREE to download, which is really awesome.

Famous photos

This isn’t the first time that Ms. Gavern’s photos are being used for educational purposes. As explained in the Times-Tribune article, Cabot actually purchased about 20 of her original photos so that we could use them in some of our publications.

Safely learn more about the life of a natural gas site

Cabot was fine with Ms. Gavern taking these photos for two reasons:

  1. She had permission from the landowner
  2. She was not on any Cabot property, disrupting operations, or putting herself or others in dangerous situations.

If you haven’t already noticed, one of our goals is to help answer the questions you have and to be as transparent in our operations as possible. The photos in the newly released “Photojournal of a Pennsylvania Natural Gas Well” are an excellent way to see for yourself the lifespan of pad site.

Again, the download is free today (1/21/14) but it will be available for free again on February 1, 2014 in case you miss out!

Other great ways to learn more about what it is we do (as we have highlighted in other articles) are to read articles on Well Said, visit our corporate website, or even reach out to us for more information.

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Brittany Ramos

Brittany was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned degrees in Public Relations and Psychology. She recently earned her Masters in Sociology from Sam Houston State University. Brittany works in the External Affairs for Cabot where she manages communications and outreach projects to community members, elected officials, media and online supporters.

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