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  • Permit Activity.
    • PA – 18 permits; Greene and Fayette will be active
    • OH – 14 permits; Chevron may be moving beyond test wells; new E&P Companies – Atlas Noble and Hall
  • Expo activity.

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Latest facts and a rumor from the Marcellus and Utica Shale

  • It’s going to get busy.  We spent the last couple of weeks at a few industry events.  From numerous conversations, it looks like 2014 is going to active and a ramp up year to 2015 – 2017.
    • Chief Oil & Gas is looking to get back into drilling in a big way with 4 rigs moving into Northern PA.
    • We reported on a rumor about Statoil a couple of weeks ago.  Well, it’s been verified.  Statoil has a rig in WV and will probably bring another rig in early 2014.
    • Anadarko’s permitting is picking up in Lycoming County, PA and is bringing in more rigs.
    • Antero has almost $2 billion dollar for drilling in 2013 – 14 and it’s rumored that it will have
    • 18 rigs in WV and 8 rigs in OH in 2014.
    • Enervest just got a permit in Tuscarawas County, OH.  Could the drilling be moving farther west in OH??
    • Chevron has just received 3 permits in OH and 5 in PA.  Look for Chevron to become more active in OH.  Chevron’s goal is to drill 305 well in 2014.
    • At our Gulfport and Caiman Energy/Dominion Resources seminar in Columbus, Dominion Resources as part of its presentation stated the Blue Racer project is looking for a number of local businesses to work on the Blue Racer project.

      As you can see with all this activity, you should be gearing up for busy 4th quarter in 2013 and all of 2014. 
  • New E&P companies in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Play.  We have seen a number of new companies come into PA, WV and OH which means the outlook is bullish and funding is available for more drilling.  The new companies are:
    • Inflection Energy, a company from Denver, has a rig in Lycoming, County, PA
    • Ensign is moving into the Williamsport area with one rig
    • Eclipse Resources is a company in State College that will be drilling in PA and OH
    • Alpha Shale just received permits in Greene, County PA
    • Vantage Energy also just received permits in Greene, County PA
    • American Energy Partners, Aubrey McClendon’s company, will be back in the Utica with a vengeance.  See the news below.
    • Trans Energy and DAC Energy have received permits in WV.
    • Atlas Noble which is the company that sold leases to Chevron is coming back into the play in OH
    • Hall is coming into the play in OH
  • Permitting news from WV in August. (Thank you Farm and Dairy)  There were three permits issued in Ohio County to Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC.

    In Marshall County, three permits were issued to Noble Energy Inc. and Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC.

    Trans Energy, Inc., Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC and DAC Energy LLC. received well permits in Wetzel County.

    In Tyler County, two permits were issued to Antero Resources Corporation for two separate wells.

    Aubrey McClendon is back in the Utica.  His new venture, American Energy Partners, has been running advertisements in the Morning Journal expressing its interest in securing oil and gas leases in Jefferson, Harrison, Guernsey, Noble, Belmont and Monroe counties.
  • LNG will soon be heading overseas.  The Obama administration has approved a Dominion Resources proposal to export liquefied natural gas from Maryland’s Western Shore, a plan that would tap into the surge in domestic production of gas extracted from shale.

Rig Count

  • Baker Hughes Rigs count for the September 6 reporting week.
    • PA Marcellus 50 rigs – down 2
    • PA Utica 1 rig – unchanged
    • Ohio Utica 34 rigs – unchanged
    • WV Marcellus 36 rigs  – unchanged

PA Permits for September 6 to September 13, 2013

    County               Township           E&P Company

1. Beaver               Independence    Range
2. Beaver               Independence    Range
3. Clarion               Monroe               Snyder Bros.
4. Fayette              Springhill             Chevron
5. Fayette              Springhill             Chevron
6. Fayette              Springhill             Chevron
7. Fayette              Springhill             Chevron
8. Fayette              Springhill             Chevron
9. Greene              Center                 Alpha Shale
10. Greene            Center                 Alpha Shale
11. Greene            Center                 Alpha Shale
12. Greene            Jefferson              Vantage Energy
13. Greene            Jefferson              Vantage Energy
14. Greene            Jefferson              Vantage Energy
15. Greene            Jefferson              Vantage Energy
16. Washington     Buffalo                 Range
17. Washington     West Finley          Noble
18. Washington     West Finley          Noble

OH Permits – week ending September 7, 2013

   County        Township        E&P Companies 
1.Carroll         Washington     Rex
2.Carroll         Washington     Rex
3.Carroll         Lee                  Chesapeake
4.Carroll         Lee                  Chesapeake
5.Carroll         Lee                  Chesapeake
6.Carroll         Lee                  Chesapeake
7.Carroll         Lee                  Chesapeake
8.Guernsey    Millwood           Chesapeake
9.Harrison      Archer              Chesapeake
10.Harrison    Archer              Chesapeake
11.Harrison    Archer              Chesapeake
12.Monroe      LeeEclipse       Resources
13.Noble        Seneca             Antero
14.Noble        Seneca             Antero

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