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Utica puts pressure on First Energy

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Ohio’s Utica Shale boom has continued to show economic growth in the state but has also put added pressure on companies that supply power to drillers, transmission systems and processing plants. First Energy, based in Akron, is one of those companies that is feeling the pressure on its business and infrastructure, reports Tim Rudell of WKSU.  Even with multi-million dollar ...

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Utica well activity

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The Utica shale has been a booming shale and drilling is still going strong. During the week of December 27, 50 rigs were operating in the Utica and five horizontal drilling permits were issued. Although oil prices have been on a down hill slide and many companies across the nation have reported cut backs, those working in the Utica are ...

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Reliable alternative to water could ease economic, environmental issues for gas drillers

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Some regulators and researchers see it as the shale gas industry’s version of the Holy Grail. Finding a viable alternative to the millions of gallons of water that companies use during hydraulic fracturing could remove some of the industry’s most serious environmental challenges. “There’s a potential for a radical reduction in a lot of impacts and issues if we found ...

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Expansion in the Utica

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Deep Well Services, an oilfield services company, announced it will be expanding its equipment fleet and payroll in Ohio’s Utica Shale.  On Thursday, the Zelienople company said it will be adding two “snubbing” units, a service rig, and 65 new employees to operate and manage the equipment. For a better understanding, a “snubbing” unit is a piece of hydraulic equipment ...

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Top 5 stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Marcellus.com for the week of December 15 – 19. Enjoy! 1. Triad Hunter loses control of Utica well, initiates evacuation Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation announced Sunday that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Triad Hunter, LLC loss control of a well in the Utica Shale, the Stalder 3UH, located in Monroe County, Ohio. According to the ...

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Range Resources sets new record in the Utica

Range Resources Corp. announced yesterday that it believes a record has been set for horizontal drilling in the Appalachian Basin with its Utica exploration well after seeing a higher initial production rate than any other Utica well. The well, dubbed the Claysville Sportsman’s Club No. 1, is located in Washington County, Pennsylvania. It achieved an initial test rate of 59 ...

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Summit Midstream plans Utica Shale natural gas pipeline system

Dallas-based Summit Midstream Partners reached an agreement with XTO Energy Inc. to develop a Utica Shale natural gas gathering system servicing XTO’s natural gas production from Belmont and Monroe counties in southeastern Ohio. The system will be owned and developed by a new indirect subsidiary of Summit Investments, Summit Midstream Utica, LLC. XTO, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, will serve as ...

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Triad Hunter loses control of Utica well, initiates evacuation

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation announced Sunday that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Triad Hunter, LLC loss control of a well in the Utica Shale, the Stalder 3UH, located in Monroe County, Ohio. According to the company’s press release, Triad Hunter lost control of this well on December 13, 2014. Although the Stalder 3UH well was previously drilled and completed, it had ...

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Stone Energy reports success of Utica exploration well

Stone Energy Corp. has announced the successful completion of its Utica Shale exploration well in Wetzel County, West Virginia, reports the Oil & Gas Journal. The well, dubbed the Pribble 6HU, features a 3,605 foot lateral and during the last 24 hours of a five day testing period the well produced 30 million cubic feet (Mmcf) of gas. The test ...

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PDC to pause Utica operations

PDC Energy Inc. will temporarily pause its Ohio Utica Shale operations in 2015 in favor of focusing on Colorado’s Wattenberg field, according to a report by Columbus Business First. Next year, the company will spend a mere $38 million on its Ohio operations to maintain leases and to complete a four-well pad in Guernsey County. This is an 80 percent ...

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