Eclipse Resources has “Transformative” 2014, Cutting Back in 2015

Eclipse Resources released their full year and fourth quarter 2014 update on Wednesday. Eclipse is a small but rapidly growing driller headquartered in State College, PA but doing most of its drilling in eastern Ohio. The company reports last year they drilled 57 gross (41 net) operated wells, completed 36 gross (27 net) operated wells and placed 28 gross (22 net) operated wells into sales. The vast majority of wells they’ve drilled are condensate producers. Last year was, as CEO Ben Hulburt said, a transformative year for the company. They went from producing an average 4.5 million cubic feet equivalent per day (Mmcfe/d) in 2013 to producing 73.5 Mmcfe/d in 2014. The company spent $809 million last year–but this year they’re whacking that, perhaps in half. In December they planned to spend $640 million in 2015, down 38% from last year. On Wednesday they didn’t put a number to it, but Eclipse said they were lowering it even more. Ouch. Here’s the low down on what happened in 2014, and what Eclipse has planned for 2015…

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