Southwestern Energy – Full Speed Ahead in Marcellus for 2014

Southwestern Energy is a large Marcellus Shale driller. According to NGI’s Shale Play Factbook, Southwestern leases 337,300 acres in the Marcellus. In 2013 Southwestern invested $872 million into their Marcellus drilling operations, drilling 108 wells. Their proved reserves in the Marcellus grew by 141% in 2013 to 1.9 trillion cubic feet. More interesting facts from Southwestern: their average completed Marcellus well cost was $7.0 million per well; the average horizontal lateral length was 4,982 feet and they used an average of 18 fracture stimulation stages per well in 2013.

Below is Southwestern’s fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial and operational update. Below the update is a portion of a recent analyst call with Southwestern’s top management. The call transcript, unsurprisingly, mentions the Marcellus Shale–a lot…

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