Another Impressive Utica Well Pops Up…in Pennsylvania!

whisperingTioga County, PA is getting a reputation. No, not THAT kind of reputation silly! Tioga County, PA is getting a reputation for impressive Utica Shale wells. Last September MDN told you that Shell had drilled a pair of Utica wells in Tioga County (see Shell Drills 2 Successful Utica Wells in NEPA Marcellusland). Shell’s “Gee” Utica well produced a respectable 11.2 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (Mmcf/d). However, their “Neal” Utica well had an initial production rate of 26.5 Mmcf/d–a top-tier well. The current reigning champ for Utica wells is Range Resources’ Claysville Sportsman’s Club No. 1 well in Washington County, PA which initially produced a mind-blowing 59 Mmcf/d (see Range Resources Drills Highest-Ever Initial Producing Utica Well). Back to Tioga County. Yesterday Seneca Resources, a division of National Fuel Gas, reported drilling a Utica well in Tioga with an initial production rate of 22.7 Mmcf/d. VERY respectable–placing it in the top tier of Utica wells. Oh! And the well is located on PA state-owned land. Isn’t this news delicious–coming after Gov. Tom Wolf has signed an executive order preventing any new leasing of state-owned land…

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