Potter County, PA Could Support 3K+ Shale Wells, Theoretically

When it comes to shale drilling in the northern-tier of Pennsylvania, counties like Susquehanna (#1 producing county in the state), Bradford (#3 producing county) and event Tioga (#7 producing county) may come to mind. But what about the county west of Tioga–Potter County? Potter isn’t even in the top 10 producing counties in the state. But that doesn’t mean there’s not shale drilling activity. In July MDN reported that JKLM Energy (owned by Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula) is in the process of drilling a dozen Utica wells in Potter this year (see JKLM Drilling 12 Utica Wells in Potter County, PA This Year). The residents in the county are being proactive about promoting shale drilling in Potter. They’ve formed the Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center Steering Committee, complete with its own website. At a recent meeting of the Steering Committee, Penn State’s Jim Ladlee told attendees that Potter County could, theoretically, support 3,000+ shale wells. That certainly doesn’t mean it will ever see that many, but what it does indicate is that there is potential in Potter County far beyond the dozen or so shale wells currently planned. Here’s a report from the meeting…

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