EQT 3Q17: Profit $23.3M, 2.3 Bcfe/d Production, Rice Merger on Track

Yesterday one of the biggest Marcellus/Utica drillers, EQT, issued their third quarter 2017 update. EQT will soon be THE biggest Marcellus/Utica driller, indeed the biggest shale gas producer in the United States (surpassing Chesapeake Energy), once a deal to buy Rice Energy consummates later this year. But what about just EQT in 3Q17? The company reports making a profit of $23.3 million during the quarter, versus losing $8 million in the same quarter last year. EQT produced 205.1 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe) of natural gas during the quarter–which works out to be 2.3 Bcfe per day. Here are some interesting stats from the update: Since EQT began drilling shale wells, they have drilled (called “spud” in the industry) 1,288 shale wells. Of those wells drilled, 1,060 are online, making the company money. Below we have the full update, a copy of the transcript from the analyst phone call, the latest slide deck loaded with charts and graphs, and a bit of amusing analysis about the update/phone call…

Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!)
You do not have permission to view the comments.

Please Login to post a comment