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Mercer County is on the Back Burner! 7 Replies

Started by Elnathan Cory. Last reply by Trapper Jan 17.

Is anyone leasing right now? 1 Reply

Started by excited but worried. Last reply by Bob Rock Jul 10, 2014.

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Mineral rights and land auction June 14th 2 Replies

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Pennant, Bluegrass and Kinder Morgan pipelines 5 Replies

Started by JohnL. Last reply by Bob Rock May 1, 2014.

Hilcorp - Jefferson Mcghee and Jefferson Montgomery Well Sites 22 Replies

Started by Archer Man. Last reply by WTF Apr 28, 2014.

Chevron McCullough well 2 Replies

Started by Bob Rock. Last reply by Bob Rock Apr 26, 2014.

Lease offer in Jefferson Township/ Mercer County 7 Replies

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PA DEP Production Reports 2nd half of 2013 4 Replies

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"50 Acres of Minerals/$3K apprx. per ac." 8 Replies

Started by Ron Eiselstein. Last reply by James Brink, Esq. Feb 17, 2014.

HILCORP PA Well Production Reports

Started by JohnL Jan 15, 2014.

Found some good DETAILED maps for the Pennant Midstream pipeline 8 Replies

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Hilcorp Property Access How do they notify you? 4 Replies

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In need of an attorney that deals with pipeline agreements. 4 Replies

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Hilcorp or Chevron - Unit Declaration and/or Division Orders 2 Replies

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Comment by Bob Rock on August 18, 2014 at 9:10pm

I hope the fire doesn't affect Hilcorp much. If you guys in Mercer county don't know, Hilcorp has 3 big rigs working or being assembled in Lawrence county that I know of and heard there more rigs coming. Also have a pilot rig drilling.

Comment by JohnL on August 15, 2014 at 11:16pm
WTF- what's interesting is that Shell has retained most of their Mercer county Leases outside of extremely SE Mercer County. Must be a reason why??? Most of the Rex deal was Butler Lawrence and Beaver counties. Maybe Jim L. can/will add more.... Word has it that Chevron is planning a pad near Bend Rd which may explain some of the recent leasing activity. Still seems to conflict with the Hilcorp James well. Tonight's McGhee well fire may set Hilcorp back some...
Comment by JohnL on August 15, 2014 at 10:02pm
Hilcorp Jefferson McGhee well explosion Friday evening.
Comment by WTF on August 15, 2014 at 12:23pm

John, I don't know for sure but my guess is they are planning more wells at the McCullough site. Chevron is very quiet about their future in Mercer County. They hold more leased acreage than any other company working in Mercer County and most of their leases are held by production so they are not in any hurry to start a major drilling program. Their goal was to complete a five year exploration program which is only in their third year. I think we will have to wait at least two more years before we really know their future plans. Due to the large amount of land they have leased in Mercer and surrounding counties could have been a deciding factor to Shell in selling their leases. 

Comment by JohnL on August 13, 2014 at 8:40pm
WTF- what do you make of the recent Chevron leases (this week) in Jefferson and Lackawannock TWP's?
Comment by Trapper on August 13, 2014 at 3:08pm
WTF: precisely what I think. They knew what is here but had to verify the potential ethane supply for the cracker. Rex got a sweeeet deal in return for being a future main supplier of raw material for the cracker. I believe Hilcorp is in on the act as well. IMHO this development will only bring wealth and prosperity to us all! Exciting news!
Comment by WTF on August 13, 2014 at 2:41pm

The REX acquisition from Shell tells us why the wells drilled by SWEPI were never placed into production. My guess is this was part of their plan from the start. I think they drilled wells to prove the resource was here and then sold them and they intend to make their big dollars on the cracker plant. Only time will tell!!

Comment by Bob Rock on August 12, 2014 at 10:28pm

I'm surprised  Ron Eiselstein  didn't post this first and told you so!  LOL!

Comment by Trapper on August 12, 2014 at 10:24pm
They got a sweet deal @ under $600/acre and quite a few wells to boot! Tells me they got a honey deal in return for a contract to sell the goods to Shell I bet.
Comment by Bob Rock on August 12, 2014 at 10:12pm

Maybe your right Jjohn L  and Trapper. Will they go after BP in Ohio next. They seem to get the product out of the ground don't they?  


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