PDC Energy 3Q13: “Excited” about Utica in Washington County, OH
PDC Energy, headquartered in Denver, CO, has drilling operations in both the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. In June of this year, PDC sold off “non-core” assets they owned in Colorado and said they would invest that money in drilling the Utica Shale (see PDC Energy Sells CO Assets, Will Use Money for Utica Drilling). In their third quarter update, issued yesterday, PDC is positively effusive about their first Utica Shale well in Washington County, OH. It is the first well they’ve drilled in their “southern Utica” acreage and judging by the results, they plan to drill many more in that area.
In addition to good tidings from the Utica, PDC announced they raised $276 million from floating a new stock offering. They were also listed in the Russell 2000 index. It’s been a busy three months for PDC. Relevant (Utica) portions of their 3Q13 update: