Utica Exclusives

Marcellus, shale, survey, drilling, rig, Utica

Well stimulation service providers note the upper Marcellus remains the most active market because of cost advantages. Meanwhile, activity in the lower Marcellus and Utica has slowed.

Marcellus, shale, operators, tried and true, completions, slickwater, plug and perf, proppant, sand, frack, survey

Operators remain economically challenged and are reluctant to vary downhole completion techniques. Currently the tried and true fallback method is slickwater with plug and perf.

Range Resources, coalbed methane, divestiture, sale, A&D, Marcellus

Range’s Nora Field assets produced 7.5% of the company’s net volumes. The transaction is one of the first since Range added Nora acreage in 2014.

Utica Service Companies

Utica Gross Acreage

Company Total Acreage
EV Energy Partners/EnerVest 903,000
Chesapeake 900,000
CONSOL/Hess 581,000
National Fuel Gas 562,500
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