Eclipse Resources 2Q16: Drilling Resumes, 2 New Utica Wells

Eclipse_logo_hiresIn what appears to be a new standard operating procedure, Eclipse Resources yesterday released their second quarter 2016 operating update, delaying the release of the “bad news” (i.e. financial update) until a later date. A few days Antero Resources and Gulfport both did the same thing. Drillers like to brag about increasing production, but hate to talk about how much money (at least on paper) they’re losing. We understand. Eclipse is a Marcellus/Utica pure play driller headquartered in State College, PA that drills mostly in Ohio. What do we learn? Eclipse’s production went up 19% in 2Q16 over 2Q15. Previously the company had stopped all drilling, but they resumed again in 2Q16 (a good sign) and ended up drilling and completing 2 Utica wells during the quarter. Here’s the operational (not financial) update from Eclipse for 2Q16…

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