Thanks I should have thought of that.
Thanks for the perspective!
You are correct, the attached spreadsheet supports your depth claim. All of the best Utica performing wells in the 4th qtr are at a greater depth.
David, The wells I followed in Columbiana, seem to have the pressure to flow, they all appear the same machinery. The north Halcon wells in Trumbull, that I studied, have engines, pumps?
Two years ago, I was told by my good friend's son the project geologist with Laredo in the Permian basin that pressure is never the issue, they induce pressure, it is VOLUME.
Northern vs. Southern....huh :
Speaking only for myself (but thinking there are others who perceive things similarly) the words northern vs. southern are merely a generalization.
The generalization to me applies as development so far seems to be confined to southeast Ohio.
Also the Deep vs. Shallow terms (to me) seem to be another generalization.
I think only more drilling will prove what is deep enough vs. what is not.
Also I think it may prove that 5500' is deep enough to produce economically.
Also noting that the Utica is supposed to be about 5500' deep to it's top in southeastern Ashtabula County and about 350' thick with the Point Pleasant about 85' thick at the Utica's base (putting the bottom of the Point Pleasant at about 5850' deep). That may prove to be deep enough to produce economically for all we know.
Would like to see the E & P crews punch some more holes myself.
Probably easier to pick the lower hanging fruit right now (as I've read quite a few times elsewhere on these pages) but none the less would like to see change.
depth determines ground pressure.