Chevron Shuts Down Seven Marcellus Wells|
March 11, 2014 | Natural Gas Intel
Chevron has ceased operations at seven Marcellus Shale wells in Pennsylvania after an explosion at one of their wells killed one worker and produced a fire that burned out-of-control for several days.
Tapping the Utica ahd the Marcellus from a Single Drill Pad?|
March 11, 2014 | BizJournals
A company in Ohio plans to drill wells into both the Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale from a single drill pad in Ohio. The expect dry gas production from the deeper Utica and liquids production from the Marcellus.
Related: Horizontal Well Density in the Utica Shale.
The Shale Boom is Just Starting|
March 2, 2014 | Denver BizJournal
Ryan Lance, CEO of ConocoPhillips believes that the “shale boom” in the United States is just getting started, with several decades ahead.
Natural Gas is the Top Home Heating Fuel in Pennsylvania|
February 27, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
“Natural gas (38 percent) provides heat to more Pennsylvania homes than any other fuel, but electricity (29 percent), fuel oil (20 percent), and propane (9 percent) are also widely used in the state.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.
However, even though Pennsylvania is a major producer of natural gas, homeowners there pay a price that is significantly above the national average.
Where Are the Most Productive Marcellus Shale Gas Wells?|
February 25, 2014 | TheTimes-Tribune.com
An article in TheTimes-Tribune.com reports that the most productive gas wells in the Marcellus Shale are located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania and were drilled by Cabot Oil & Gas.
Impatient Landowners Sue New York|
February 18, 2014 | MoneyNews.com
Some owners of property above the Marcellus and Utica Shales in in New York are tired of waiting for their state to allow the development of their natural gas resource.
Reversing the Flow of Natural Gas?|
February 6, 2014 | Forbes
For over 1/2 century the flow of natural gas in the eastern United States has been from producing areas in the south to consuming areas in the north. Now that the Marcellus Shale is producing tremendous amounts of natural gas and production in the Haynesville is falling, the direction of flow may be about to change.
Volume of Wastewater Per MCF|
February 2, 2014 | Platts.com
Wells producing natural gas from the Marcellus Shale are producing only about 1/3 the amount of wastewater per unit of natural gas produced as conventional natural gas wells.
Rising Productivity from Marcellus Shale Gas Wells|
January 28, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
The January 2014 Drilling Productivity Report from the Energy Information Administration shows how the productivity of newly-drilled natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale is rising at a rapid rate. Most of this rise can be attributed to improved technology.
Rising Production from the Marcellus Shale|
January 14, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration’s Drilling Productivity Report for January includes a graph that shows the steadily rising production from the Marcellus Shale.
Why Natural Gas Prices in Pennsylvania are High|
December 29, 2013 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pennsylvania has become the #2 state in the nation for natural gas production but consumers in the state still pay above average prices for natural gas. An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explores some of the factors that determine the price of natural gas to the consumer.
New Well Gas Production Per Rig|
December 22, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration has published a graph that shows how the average new-well gas production per rig in the Marcellus Shale has been climbing rapidly over the past few years. This increase can be attributed to improved technology. Traditionally a growth in the number of rigs in a field could be used as a predictor of increased production. Recently production has increased even with the number of rigs falling. More information.
Drilling Efficiency in the Marcellus Shale|
December 22, 2013 | The Scranton Times-Tribune
The Scranton Times-Tribune has an article in which an experienced driller describes how efficiency improvements have cut the amount of time required to drill a horizontal well.
Production Declines in Natural Gas Wells|
November 24, 2013 | Geology.com
Lots of property owners who signed a lease in one of the natural gas shale plays are now receiving monthly or quarterly royalty payments. Many of these people were pleasantly surprised with the size of their first royalty check — but then shocked to see the size of subsequent checks fall rapidly. What’s happening?
More Landscape Disturbance Maps Over the Marcellus|
November 24, 2013 | USGS
“Landscape change in Pennsylvania’s Sullivan, Wyoming, Armstrong and Indiana counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane exploration is being documented by the United States Geological Survey.” Quoted from the USGS announcement.
What Shale Drillers Are Planning for 2014|
November 21, 2013 | Farm and Dairy
This article on FarmAndDairy.com contains a few summary sentences for several shale drilling companies in the Marcellus and Utica area.
Two Ethane Crackers in the Marcellus Utica?|
November 20, 2013 | BizJournals
Nearly two years ago Shell was interested in building an ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania to process the liquids-rich gas being produced from the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Ohio River Valley. Now Odebrecht and Braskem Americas is talking about building a cracker in the northern West Virginia panhandle and some believe that puts the Shell project in jeopardy.
Shale Sweet Spots and Production Declines|
November 6, 2013 | USA Today
Some people think that a few “sweet spots” are supporting most of the production in the oil and gas shale plays. They point to the huge annual production declines and speculate that the “shale boom” will not last very long.
Tight Oil and Gas Drilling Productivity Report|
October 27, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration has initiated a monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” for tight oil and gas that will report on activity in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Haynesville, Niobrara and Permian Basin areas.
Growth in Bakken and Eagle Ford Oil Production|
October 24, 2013 | FuelFix
Oil production from the Bakken Formation rose 26,000 barrels per day in September, while Eagle Ford production rose by 24,000 barrels. The increase for Permian Basin, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Niobrara combined was 12,000 barrels per day.
Most Marcellus Shale Wells Are Already Profitable|
October 9, 2013 | PennLive.com
Even though the average horizontal natural gas well drilled into the Marcellus Shale had a cost of about $5 million, approximately 78% of them have produced enough gas to become profitable.
Pennsylvania Utilities Switching to Marcellus Shale Gas|
October 1, 2013 | The Times Tribuine
Pennsylvania natural gas utilities who just a few years ago were sourcing their gas from Canada and a diversity of other sources are now getting most of their gas from Marcellus Shale sources – usually at a cost savings to customers.
Marcellus Shale Production PowerPoint|
September 16, 2013 | Penn State Extension
The Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research has released a PowerPoint presentation that shows the growth in active wells, reported production, online wells, percent producing wells and condensate production in Pennsylvania. If you are interested in the Marcellus Shale there is a lot more information in this presentation.
Natural Gas and the Endangered Species List?|
September 15, 2013 | National Public Radio
Natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania are supporting proposed legislation that would revise how the state’s endangered species list is managed.
Fourth LNG Export Facility Authorized|
September 15, 2013 | Reuters
The Department of Energy has authorized a fourth LNG export facility. The Dominion Resources Cove Point terminal in Maryland now has a conditional permit for LNG exports, which will most likely be produced using natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.
Related: What is LNG?