Range Res. 1Q16: Still Running 3 Rigs, Drilled a Big Utica Well

Range ResourcesRange Resources, the very first driller to sink a hole in the Marcellus Shale back in 2004, issued their first quarter 2016 update yesterday. Range reports losing $92 million in 1Q16 after making $28 million in 1Q15 (not uncommon among drillers right now). The company cut production costs by 10%, always a good thing when every penny counts, and they secured a $3 billion borrowing base. During 1Q16 Range became the first U.S. driller to export ethane to Europe, a shipment that left from Marcus Hook near Philadelphia. Marcellus production was up 17% over 1Q15, and according to Range, they recently completed a new Utica well that “appears to be one of the best in the play” based on early results from the well. Range is currently operating three rigs in the Marcellus/Utica and plans to keep them busy for the rest of 2016. Here’s the full update from Range…

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