Range’s Record-Setting Marcellus Well Nearly Ties Best Utica Well

super achieverYesterday on an their quarterly analyst phone call, Range Resources CEO Jeffrey Ventura announced the company drilled their best-ever well in the “super-rich” portion of the Marcellus Shale in southwestern Pennsylvania during 1Q14. Indeed, it is the best-ever Marcellus well drilled by anyone–not just Range. When we compare the results of Range’s top well with the best well we’ve heard of in the Utica–it nearly ties the top Utica contender, Antero Resource’s Yontz well (see Antero Resources Utica Well Produces Stratospheric 38.9 Mmcf/d). We were not able to locate the name or specific location of the Range well, but what we can tell you is this: It was drilled in SW PA on a pad with two other wells. It had an initial 24-hour rate of 6,357 barrels per day (versus the Yontz well’s 8,879 boe/d), or 38.1 million cubic feet equivalent per day (versus the Yontz well’s 38.9 Mmcfe/d). The Range well has a 7,065 foot lateral length (nearly a mile and a half long) with 36 stages tapping the Marcellus Shale. Truly impressive stuff. Even more impressive–there’s a Utica Shale layer below it and an Upper Devonian layer above it that Range can drill in the future. In other words, Range is just getting started.

Below we have a quote from CEO Jeff Ventura on yesterday’s investor analyst phone call along with the press release Range issued on Monday summarizing first quarter results. We’ve also included the PowerPoint presentation (VERY interesting slides) Range released on Monday…

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