Last week Magnum Hunter released an announcement (below) about their first Utica Shale well, drilled in Monroe County, OH. The company reports it’s an almost totally “dry” shale well–producing 97% methane (almost no natural gas liquids). But oh baby, is it ever productive! MH’s Stalder #3UH, which sits on a well pad that may at some point support up to an eye-popping 18 wells, had an initial production (IP) of 32 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (Mmcf/d). That’s not the highest rate we’ve seen (that honor still goes to Antero Resources’ Yontz well in Belmont County). However, 32 Mmcf/d puts the Stalder #3UH well in an elite group of the top 2-3 best-producing wells in the Ohio Utica–so a big congratulations to Magnum Hunter!
Here’s last week’s announcement from MH: