Check this out, it does not seem that the wells in any part of the Utica are not going to be productive and a money maker.
We need to take care of things right here at home in the USA first regardless of whatever happens elsewhere in the world if you ask me.
All certainly as it always is only IMHO.
You write that you believe the wells in the north are 'poor wells'; that being the reason for a lot of O & G concerns pulling out of the area.
Those wells could be 'choked back' for any number of business related reasons.
I believe it's 'asset management' and 'market conditioning' occurring across the entire 'play'.
Gas and Oil interests set their own pace. They don't give a hoot about anyone else's pace.
Once a landowner's Gas and Oil drilling / well development rights are leased or sold they become an asset for the lessees / owners to manage.
I take the publicized 'poor well' reasoning with tongue in cheek and numerous grains of salt myself. Actually, in plainer language, I don't believe it.
What's 'Big Moses' and applicable / similar how ?
It is likely no coincidence that the wells drilled further North in Ohio have been disappointing. The Utica is much thicker in Mahoning and Trumbull counties, and BP and Halcon had hoped this would offset the nonexistence of the Pt. Pleasant there. So far they have been disappointed, Halcon so much so that they have abandoned their Ohio operations entirely. Perhaps technology will be developed soon to maximize results in that area and Halcon will reappear. Their leasehold is entirely HBP and unlikely to change in status anytime in the near future. For now, they seem more interested in pursuing the TMS (Tuscaloosa Marine Shale).
Joesph your buddy Mike has no idea what Hilcorp found in Lawrence and Mercer counties.LOL.