Cool Charts: Top 20 Marcellus Drillers, Top 20 Utica Drillers, More

Important Correction: Although the data, charts and graphs shared by MDN below did not originate with MDN, we should have noticed a glaring error. Production numbers for Antero Resources for the Marcellus were not included! (Antero numbers in the Utica were included.) Antero’s drilling and production is prolific in the Marcellus–easily putting Antero in the top 3 or 4 for production in the Marcellus. We regret the error in not noticing and calling attention to this whopping oversight sooner. – Jim Willis, 12/14/17

Hart Energy publishes an excellent magazine called Exploration & Production (E&P). A recent article published on the E&P website reports on rising production of natural gas in both the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. As MDN has continued to report month after month with the release of each monthly EIA Drilling Productivity Report, our region consistently hits new production records (see EIA Nov ’17 Drilling Report: Record-Breaking Year-End on the Way). The E&P article recounts some of those EIA record-breaking stats, and then inserts a series of charts that we found extremely interesting and useful–because they convey so much information in a visual, fast way. Below are those charts. When you look at the Top 20 Marcellus Operators by production, you will immediately notice that the three largest producers (Chesapeake, Cabot Oil & Gas, and Southwestern Energy) take up nearly half the pie–and those three have wells almost exclusively in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania (Chessy and Southwestern have some wells in other parts of the state). What’s even more mind blowing: Cabot’s massive production at #2 in the Marcellus (just barely behind Chesapeake) all comes from a single, northeastern county: Susquehanna County, PA. Enjoy this visual feast…

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