Consol Energy Reports Wells Drilled in Utica Shale Play
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Pittsburgh-based Consol Energy and its joint venture partner, Hess Corp., reports its drilled eight wells and completed four of those wells in the Utica shale last year.
Consol says that in Mahoning County, the company has drilled one well in Ellsworth Township and two at the Cadle property in Jackson Township.
The MAH 2A well ion the Hendricks property in Ellsworth was drilled at a lateral length of 2,785 feet and is scheduled for completion in nine stages during the first quarter of 2013, Consol reports.
Consol's second and third wells, the MAH 7A and MAH 7C located just off Bailey Road in North Jackson on property owned by Mel Cadle, are scheduled for completion sometime during the second quarter of 2013, the partnership said.
The MAH 7A was drilled at a lateral length of 5,411 feet and the MAH 7C was drilled at a lateral length of 5,290 feet, Consol said.
Consol presently has two horizontal rigs operating in the Utica shale and plans to drill 11 wells this year, all of them in Noble County. Production from these wells is expected to be less than five billion cubic feet equivalent because of infrastructure requirements, the company said.
In Portage County, Consol reports that its PORT 2A well was drilled at a lateral length of 4,690 feet and was completed in 16 stages. The company said noted "good shows" of gas and oil were encountered during the hydraulic fracturing process. The well is currently shut-in for dissipation of frac fluid.
Consol also reports that its drilled two wells in Tuscarawas County. The TUSC 3A well in the western portion of the county yielded a peak production rate of 400 barrels of oil per day and 386 Mcf, or thousand cubic feet, of gas per day. The well was drilled at a lateral length of 5,020 feet and completed in 17 stages.
The TUSC 8A was drilled at a lateral length of 7,568 feet to offset the TUSC 3A, the company reported. Completion of that well in 24 stages is expected during the first quarter of 2013.
Two Consol wells were also drilled in Noble County in 2012, the company says. The NBL 1A was drilled at a lateral length of 4,394 feet and completed in 14 stages. That well tested at a peak production rate of nine million cubic feet of gas per day and 10 barrels of condensate per day.
Consol's other Noble County well, the NBL 16A, was completed in 16 stages and drilled at a lateral length of 4,793 feet. The well tested at a peak rate of 12 million cubic feet per day and 768 barrels of condensate per day.
Both of these wells are now shut in to dissipate frac fluid and await the installation of pipeline infrastructure.
Consol's joint-venture partner, Hess Corp., has drilled two wells and completed one in 2012.
The Athens A1H-24 well in Harrison County was recently tested at 13.9 million cubic feet per day and 1,056 barrels of condensate per day and is currently shut in. And, the Jeffco A 1H-6 well, also in Harrison County, is currently being drilled out after a 15-stage stimulation, Consol said.
Hess currently has one horizontal rig drilling on their operated portion of the joint venture in eastern Ohio in Harrison County. Hess plans to drill 16 joint horizontal wells in the Utica shale this year, Consol reports.
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