Archive for April 29th, 2010

Hess Net Marcellus Shale Acreage 80K, Mostly in Wayne County, PA – Will Drill 5-10 Test Wells in Second Half of 2010

An update from Greg Hill, President, Worldwide Exploration and Production with Hess Corporation, about their activities in the Marcellus (from a recent earnings call): “We’re continuing to build our position in the Marcellus. We’re at about 80,000 net acres now in the Marcellus, primarily in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. About 50,000 of that is Hess operated […]

Penn Virginia Marcellus Shale Acreage Stands at 35,000 – Looking to Invest $48 Million in 2010 to Add More

We get the following details on Penn Virginia Corporation’s Marcellus drilling activities from their quarterly operational report: Marcellus Shale – [PVC spent] approximately $17 million, or six percent, to drill five (3.8 net) horizontal and vertical wells primarily to test our acreage position in Potter and Tioga Counties, Pennsylvania. During the first quarter of 2010, […]

Marcellus Shale Companies in Pennsylvania Looking to Fill Jobs and Contract with Local Businesses

Companies involved in drilling, processing and transporting Marcellus Shale gas in Pennsylvania are looking to contract with local businesses and hire local people to work for them. On the list are… Contractors for: clearing land constructing well pads setting up rigs running wirelines hauling waste hauling dirt mechanical work civil work electrical work environmental surveyors […]

CONSOL/CNX Gas Will Drill Two Dozen Horizontal Marcellus Gas Wells in 2010, Now Holds Leases on 760,000 Acres

Highlights from the CONSOL Energy quarterly earnings report as it touches on their operations in the Marcellus Shale: On March 15, CONSOL Energy announced a $3.475 billion acquisition of the Appalachian gas exploration and production business of Dominion Resources. We expect to close the transaction tomorrow. The assets include approximately 1 trillion cubic feet of […]


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