I just want to be clear that this is a map I made using the ITG information as a base map. I would be happy to discuss my findings.
wondering why there is a well in Guernsey county Ohio producing over 600 barrel a day but you say the oil window is not economical at this time 56,000 barrels in 3 months time
that was reported sales for the second quarter of 2015 nothing stored all sold
I'm a long time follower and contributor (but not recently) to this website. I've closely followed developments, particularly in the SE Ohio portion of the Utica. It appears that your analysis is "oil-oriented", and your observations are relevant.
For purely economic reasons (why else?!?), the current drilling programs are focused on the dry gas zone, particularly in Belmont & Monroe Counties and extending into WVA. Very large dry gas IP wells (+55MMcfd) have been drilled in this region over the past several months by multiple E&P's (EQT, GPOR, Rice, et. al.). This would seem to be consistent with your premise as the Point Pleasant formation is deeper and the reservoir pressures have been reported to be huge. Most of these drillers have adopted pressure control measures to maintain steady production up to 2 years. These assertions can be confirmed via type curves and rhetoric published by Rice, GPOR and others on their investor presentations.
It would be interesting for you to add a gradient to your charts for the dry gas region. I'm guessing it would exceed the gradients in the more westerly regions. How much is the question?? Really, from a gradient perspective, there may be multiple additional zones as Point Pleasant depth descends in an easterly direction.
I am confused as to why the section on your original map with gradient of .6/ft is Best Area for Oil and PSI while the area with a higher gradient of .7/ft is Second Best area for Oil and PSI.
Most likely can answer my own question by the .6/ft area is labeled as "Rich Condy" while the .7/ft is "Lean Condy".
Thanks in advance for your explanation.