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i get your point relative to gross numbers of wells increasing the data set. most folks don,t realize the advancement technology plays in raising ultimate recoverys. the completion designs are pretty well figured out. the next frontier starting to be used will be real time mapping of the completion allowing on the fly variation of stages, sand load, pressures etc. in the goal of attaining the most efficient results possible raising production. i follow this play in detail and i am very confident. Shell is expanding 150mil., Seneca, JKLM are both drilling and Haliburton is completing Eclipse first well as we speak. that one will be worth watching as rumors swirl.
Just curious whether anyone here has any knowledge of the Trenton Blackriver formation
the TBR is a limestone feature deeper than the Utica shale. TBR has been and continues to be conventional produced in NY as it is considered a pocket gas formation such as the sandstones. being somewhat a "hit or miss" with steep decline curves, interest in unconventional attempts i here by Shell may be interesting. by drilling TBR horizontally hopefully hitting multiple pockets, perhaps even doglegging to hit the most possible versus fracking such as in shale will be interesting to watch. i hear and know where Shell may be making plans. keep in mind the history of NG production has always been the most and easiest current technology allows for. core high production Marcellus and or Utica will be generally the first priority as of today. things can always change.
I had a conversation awhile back with PA state geologist (before Marcellus became a play) and he raved about it's potential going on and on using technical terms that after 5 mins went way over my head and my eyes started to glaze over. I own minerals in southern Clearfield county and supposed the TBR fairway runs right thru it
is Alta working down that far? they bought Anadarko/Mitsui which i believe extended into clearfield co.
generally under the Mar/Ut play but not much Pa. exploration to know. in NY it has been very prolific around Corning and Caton areas. also not as deep in NY. like a ramp the Marcellus comes up to surface in NY. i'm not to keen on TBR becoming the next big thing anytime soon. specific areas determine whether it's Mar or Ut. right here for now in our yard it's all Utica and nothing else.