Archive for May 12th, 2010

Chesapeake Energy’s Marcellus Shale Strategy Changes – 20% of Their Leases Now For Sale

Seems there’s been a strategy change at Chesapeake Energy with respect to Marcellus Shale drilling. Chesapeake is the largest player in the Marcellus with some 1.5 million net acres under lease. As recently as last week (see this MDN story) they boasted of having 24 drilling rigs (expanding this year to 31) in operation, and […]

Mesa Energy is Using Hydraulic Fracturing on Two Wells in Western New York – Right Now

From the “continues to be interesting” department: Mesa Energy, new owner of the Java Field in Western New York State, has started hydraulic fracturing of two Marcellus Shale wells in the Java Field. Yes, you read that right. Fracking is happening NOW. In New York State. The catch? They’re both vertical wells. Since fracking horizontally […]


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