Operators in the Utica, Eagle Ford and other prominent shales have raised an average $429 million, some with an eye toward buying core assets in a down market.

Magnum Hunter CEO Gary Evans is waiting for service costs to drop 40% before the company restarts drilling.

Navigating the Marcellus-Utica regulatory landscape is tricky, but solid strategies for success have been developed.

Service & Support Companies

Utica Resources

Company Total Acreage
EV Energy Partners/EnerVest 903,000
Chesapeake Energy 900,000
Chevron 611,000
National Fuel Gas 562,500
All Top Acreage Holders