We have a Utica well in Tioga county Pa and are curious if it will be wet or just more dry gas?
I agree that with Jack. The maturity map is a bit old now and these lines are changing, but I dont believe this will change Tioga. The Wet Gas/Dry Gas line seems to be bending more to the east, but too early to tell for sure. One major factor appears to be total depth which eventually turns easterly and along the southern tier of NY. It will be interesting to see how these depth lines depict the play.
The exciting aspect of all of this is that no one really knows.
None of us should make plans based on the prospects of oil and gas development.
If that development should come our way some day, it's found money.
I believe those are fault lines.
This well is around 11,000 and 12,000 ft deep ant it is in both Uttica and Point pleasant
My guess is that, at that depth, the Utica in that area would be "overcooked". It may have dry gas, but definitely not wet gas.
Faults can have many different effects on development. They are associated with more natural fractures which can increase rate/flow. Or, the crushed-up fine particles within a fault zone can reduce production. Faults can siphon off frac energy, or redirect it outside of the target interval. They also represent potential drilling hazards as you may wind up drilling something other than your target. Basically, faults add uncertainty, which is never good... but the end result isn't always bad.
A note on the map - those faults are some of the major structures, but there are MANY faults in NE Penn, especially in the Marcellus. There is deformed salt in the region (see: Salina fm) that causes a lot of structuration.
Hope that helps some!
Exactly what does overcooked mean?. The well is said to have real high pressure at wellhead.