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amendment 8 Replies

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Does unit size matter for production? 6 Replies

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feel abandoned-- 32 Replies

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"Don't forget the Land Value"

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Pooling 1 Reply

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JUST A QUESTION

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Just wondering...horizontal clinton? 18 Replies

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Revised lease 35 Replies

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A Unique Energy Problem for America

 

Houston and the rest of the U.S. Gulf Coast have more crude oil than the region can handle.

Stockpiles in the region centered on Houston and stretching to New Mexico in the west and Alabama in the east rose to 202 million barrels in the week ended April 4, the most on record, Energy…

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Posted by John H on April 17, 2014 at 3:29pm — 3 Comments

Shake and Bake: the advent of the resting period

Chesapeake released some quite interesting news during their first quarter 2012 conference call.  Apparently they discovered, entirely by accident, another factor impacting production numbers on their OH Utica completions.  When the Buell Well was drilled in Harrison County, a minor problem prohibited them from immediately completing it.  The unintended resting period allowed much of the water and frack fluid to dissipate prior to completion.  Their Carroll County wells, drilled…

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Posted by John H on May 31, 2014 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Chesapeake's French Connection May be Coming to an End



On November 4, 2011, Chesapeake announced a joint venture agreement whereby they agreed to sell part of its holdings in the Utica Shale for $2.3 B.  The announcement claimed that CHK would get $649 M from an undisclosed buyer in exchange for a 25% interest in 650,000 acres in Ohio's wet gas and volatile oil window.  It's partner, Enervest, would receive $90 M in cash.  Further, the buyer, now disclosed as France's TOTAL SA, agreed to pony up $1.5 B toward Chesapeake's drilling…

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Posted by John H on June 1, 2014 at 6:20pm

Economics for a Typical Utica Completion in Ohio

CEO Frank Tsuru of Houston-based M3Midstream is investing over $1B across Eastern Ohio in a rush to get into the Utica ballgame. His…

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Posted by John H on June 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

E&P Companies Like Ohio for More than Just Geological Reasons

Drillers like Ohio for more than just geological reasons. Ohio is ideally located to take advantage of development and commercial networks in both the Midwest and on a national scale. Ohio is within 600 miles of 60% of the US population and more than half of the Canadian population. It has considerable existing infrastructure and one of the most favorable tax/business climates in America. Ohio has zero tax on inventory or corporate income, no tax on investments for inventory or equipment, no…

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Posted by John H on June 22, 2014 at 4:07pm — 4 Comments

Why the Pt. Pleasant is Key to Utica Production

 

The Point Pleasant formation has been described as marking the end of Middle Ordovician time.  The Ordovician Period is characterized as the greatest submergence of the North American plate because shallow seas covered such an extensive area, including all of Ohio.  In this environment, the Acadian mountain-building event occurred whereby sediments high in kerogen were shed from the highlands into a somewhat enclosed basin,…

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Posted by John H on April 1, 2014 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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Joseph-Ohio replied to John H's discussion 'Understanding the Basics of Ohio Geology'
"Many other references posted on these pages indicate that, in Ohio, the Point Pleasant interval / strata / layer lies at the base / below the Utica."
59 seconds ago
The Hiker replied to joe's discussion 'amendment'
"Ditto that Searcherone and Jack!  Depending on where you are at, Flite Freimann at  Bricker/Eckler in Marietta will do this for you by the hour...and has done this amendment before for several of my neighbors.  740 374 2274.   if…"
4 minutes ago
pg guy replied to John H's discussion 'Understanding the Basics of Ohio Geology'
""The stacked layers of shale and interbedded limestones existing in Ohio adjacent to the Utica, referred to alternately as either the Upper Devonian Shale or the Point Pleasant, serve further to absorb and contain whatever materials make it…"
8 minutes ago
Philip Thackray replied to Zack Jameson's discussion 'Does unit size matter for production?'
"In theory, No.  If laterals are twice as long that requires twice as much land.  Your acreage is all that matters unless there is a poor use of some of the land in the unit or unless the unit is taking hydrocarbons from property outside of…"
10 minutes ago
Mary Carter Beary posted a blog post

Where's the money?

First Chesapeake said division orders would be coming December 2013. Then they said well started pumping Feb 10, 2014, and we would get money in 4-6 months.In April call center said money coming end of June. That came & went with a promise of…See More
20 minutes ago
nc man replied to nc man's discussion 'feel abandoned--'
"Phil, Your reply at 8:11 A.M. ,today, was deleted. Just wanted you to know in case you did not delete this yourself."
1 hour ago
rmc replied to Zack Jameson's discussion 'Does unit size matter for production?'
"Noble Energy is drilling some of the longest laterals in the business in the Majorsville WV area meaning larger production units. Example well pad RHL Lateral JHS lateral section is 12253' and the total footage is 18190' on the same pad…"
1 hour ago
Ron Eiselstein posted a discussion

"Don't forget the Land Value"

Last November when Kiko auctioned off 1000 acres of land and leased minerals in Western PA, the average price for the land was $5000 an acre without the minerals which astounded everyone.  Right there we all new that land and minerals are very…See More
1 hour ago
Ragnars Repo replied to joe's discussion 'Pooling'
"If they are separate parcels of land and not in the current unit they are probably able to be re-leased. If a portion of them are in a producing unit the entire parcel may be held by production, but that would depend on your current lease language."
1 hour ago
DONNA M SELLERS posted a discussion

JUST A QUESTION

Why do they have (and this was the way the email I received was worded) AUTO   SHUTDOWN TEST was only off line for Four days and this probably needs to go through accounting since the recent production has not been booked to her(me) account. Simply…See More
1 hour ago
Joseph-Ohio replied to mbc's discussion 'Just wondering...horizontal clinton?'
"Mike or James or anyone who knows ?"
1 hour ago
nc man replied to nc man's discussion 'feel abandoned--'
"Thanks All ! Will think about the lawyers, 'cause it just makes sense about getting 20% from Shell, if "someone" is already getting royalties from the supposed gas/oil wells. Why would they give us a lease, a bonus and the 20%?! Still…"
1 hour ago
Carl Krebsbach replied to Jay's discussion 'Beck Energy v. Hupp Hearing Today (7/23/14) @ 11:15 am in Youngstown! Anyone on GMS Going to Support Landowners?'
"What is the complaint in this particular case?"
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JodyK updated their profile
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Joseph-Ohio replied to mbc's discussion 'Just wondering...horizontal clinton?'
"Mike, How do you think the 'Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage' development technique would work on a long horizontal Clinton interval well ? Would there be greater risk of potable (drinking water) well / aquifer / reservoir contamination in…"
2 hours ago
James Vanderink replied to mbc's discussion 'Just wondering...horizontal clinton?'
"Mike Murphy, how do you think a 5000' horizontal well in a Clinton high btu gas field would produce? I also remember the 25c gas."
2 hours ago
 
 
 

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