Carrizo to Drill 30 Marcellus Shale Wells in Wyoming County, PA – Laser Pipeline will Handle all of Carrizo’s Gas in the Region

Richard Smith, vice president of land for Carrizo Oil & Gas, spoke to the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon yesterday outlining Carrizo’s plans for drilling in the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale. He said that Carrizo will have five well pads “fully developed” in Wyoming County by September 2012. He also said Carrizo would begin drilling in Sullivan County by the end of this year.

Smith offered these facts and figures about Carrizo’s Marcellus drilling operations:

Carrizo has a leasehold on 4,400 acres in Wyoming County, and 8,200 acres in Susquehanna County as well as 90,000 acres in central Pennsylvania and 130,000 acres in West Virginia.

When complete in Wyoming County, Smith said Carrizo expects to have drilled approximately 30 horizontal wells, some with laterals on the order of 7,000 feet.

He added that Carrizo also had 4,000 acres in Sullivan County and would probably begin drilling there by the fourth quarter of this year…

Smith shared that the proposed Laser pipeline starting in Susquehanna County would be taking all of Carrizo’s gas, and he expects that pipeline to be in place by July in Susquehanna County and November or December in Wyoming County.*

*The Daily Review (May 13, 2011) – Carrizo plans in region discussed