By day, Bob Ball sells software for Success Factors, a San Mateo, Calif., company that's just gone public. As if he didn't have his hands full with that job, Ball, who lives in Grapevine and is president of the Windsor Forest Homeowner Association, is ready to jump into the Barnett Shale scrum. "I'm just multi-tasking," he says.
Windsor Forest is one of several Grapevine neighborhoods, just west of D/FW Airport and Texas 121, and north of Hall Johnson near Parr Park, that received gas lease offers in the last week from Cimmaron Field Services on behalf of Chesapeake Energy. To read our previous posts on Grapevine leasing, click here. And for a list of Grapevine neighborhood associations and contacts, click here.
Ball says about 25 Windsor Forest homeowners met Saturday to discuss what to do next. Among their first concerns: Figure out where Chesapeake wants to drill from. Given Grapevine's restrictive drilling ordinance, the homeowners believe Chesapeake may want to drill from its its sites at D/FW, which Ball figures is a mile or so "as the crow flies" from Windsor Forest.
The Windsor Forest association has just 45 homes and is interested in "uniting" with other Grapevine area associations to collectively negotiate lease terms, Ball says. To contact Ball, send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (817) 456-1144.
Other Grapevine homeowners are interested in getting organized. Read their comments at the end of this earlier blog post.
(Photos: Soccer drills at Parr Park, an American Eagle jet on approach to D/FW)