Freestar - what would you consider an minimum volume per day to be economically feasible? What do you think is going on at the Marchand well? XTO has several more Utica well permits at the Winslow pad.
Which county will see drilling activity for either Marcellus & Utica gas begin sooner, Armstrong or Indiana County, and why? What will drive that activity? Pipelines, better gas prospects or what?
Thanks Old Timer, I think both counties were drilled early on for MS and more recently for Utica in Indiana County. I agree there have been changes in newer completion designs and most importantly, I think, longer laterals. Most of those early wells were in 3-4,000' lateral lengths. More recent ones have been drilled to 6-8,000'. That difference in lateral length alone would impact the published production reports. I don`t think these two counties will ever approach the production results from SW PA & NE PA. I also think infrastructure is still an issue in these two counties. Armstrong seems to have more pipelines thanks to EQT. Following the DTI pipeline across Jefferson & Armstrong counties provides the most immediate take-away capacity option. Indiana is limited, particularly in the central area. Is this going to be a chicken & egg situation? Will drilling or new pipelines have to happen first?
Anyone have any news about the future of the Marchand pad?
CNX has a new well permit application with the DEP for the Marchand pad. Is it for a Marcellus or Utica well?
Any news here?
Any updates here for the Marchand pad and surrounding area?