CNX Res. 2018 Plans: 65% Marcellus Drilling, 35% Utica Drilling

CNX Resources, the gas drilling part of what used to be CONSOL Energy (but now is it’s own separate company), issued guidance yesterday for how much money they intend to spend on drilling in 2018. CNX will spend somewhere between $790-$880 million on drilling and midstream projects this year, with 65% of that total going for Marcellus projects, and 35% for Utica projects. That high level number breaks down as $515-$580 million for drilling and completions, and $275-$300 million for water, land and midstream infrastructure. CNX expects to drill 75 wells, 60 of them in the Marcellus, in PA and WV, and 15 in the Utica, in PA and OH. CNX plans to frack 51 wells this year, mostly in PA, and bring 59 wells online to production, again mostly in PA. The company also provided a big tease by saying it will spend $75-$100 million on running water pipelines “for two major stacked pay project areas that the company expects to be ready in the fourth quarter of 2019.” Hmmm. Wonder where they intend to expand in 2019? No CNX’s tease will stoke the rumor mill. As part of yesterday’s announcement, CNX also provided impressive data on a pair of dry Utica wells they recently drilled in Westmoreland County, PA…

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