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Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 - Sample Pages


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Preview pages and an introduction to the new Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012. The Databook features 90 detailed maps showing where Marcellus & Utica Shale well permits have been issued throughout PA, OH and WV. The Databook also features information on lease offers, where the wet/dry gas boundary is located, maps of major natural gas pipelines throughout the region, regulatory updates, M&A activity and more.

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Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 - Sample Pages

  1. 1. Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012Volume 1: 2011 Drilling Permits; 2012 Company Strategies, Contacts, Legislation90 Detail Maps, including: Individual County Maps; Major Pipelines; Lease Offers Map; Wet/Dry Gas Boundary; and More! Sample Pages
  2. 2. Table of Contents Section I - Overview Section II - Pennsylvania Permits (continued) Introduction 6 Clearfield County (map) 28 Regional Drilling Update 7 Clinton County (map) 29 PA, OH, WV, NY Columbia County (map) 30 Regulatory Update 8 Elk County (map) 31 PA, OH, WV, NY, SRBC, DRBC, EPA, DOI Fayette County (map) 32 Marcellus/Utica Leaseholds by Company (map) 11 Forest County (map) 33 Marcellus/Utica Lease Offers (map) 12 Greene County (map) 34 Wet Gas/Dry Gas Boundary (map) 13 Huntingdon County (map) 35 Guide to Using the County Maps 14 Indiana County (map) 36 Jefferson County (map) 37 Section II - Pennsylvania Permits Lackawanna County (map) 38 Lawrence County (map) 39 PA Gas Well Permits - Entire State (map) 15 Lycoming County (map) 40 PA Well Production July-December 2011 (map) 16 McKean County (map) 41 Allegheny County (map) 17 Potter County (map) 42 Armstrong County (map) 18 Somerset County (map) 43 Beaver County (map) 19 Sullivan County (map) 44 Bedford County (map) 20 Susquehanna County (map) 45 Blair County (map) 21 Tioga County (map) 46 Bradford County (map) 22 Venango County (map) 47 Butler County (map) 23 Washington County (map) 48 Cambria County (map) 24 Wayne County (map) 49 Cameron County (map) 25 Westmoreland County (map) 50 Centre County (map) 26 Wyoming County (map) 51 Clarion County (map) 27©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  3. 3. Table of Contents Section III - Ohio Permits Section IV - West Virginia Permits Eastern OH Leasing & 2011 Permits (map) 52 WV Gas Well Permits - Panhandle (map) 72 Ashland County (map) 53 WV Gas Well Permits - Lower State (map) 73 Belmont County (map) 54 Barbour County (map) 74 Carroll County (map) 55 Braxton County (map) 75 Columbiana County (map) 56 Brooke County (map) 76 Coshocton County (map) 57 Doddridge County (map) 77 Geauga County (map) 58 Grant County (map) 78 Guernsey County (map) 59 Greenbrier County (map) 79 Harrison County (map) 60 Harrison County (map) 80 Jefferson County (map) 61 Kanawha County (map) 81 Mahoning County (map) 62 Lewis County (map) 82 Medina County (map) 63 Marion County (map) 83 Monroe County (map) 64 Marshall County (map) 84 Morrow County (map) 65 Mingo County (map) 85 Muskingum County (map) 66 Monongalia County (map) 86 Noble County (map) 67 Monroe County (map) 87 Portage County (map) 68 Nicholas County (map) 88 Stark County (map) 69 Ohio County (map) 89 Tuscarawas County (map) 70 Preston County (map) 90 Wayne County (map) 71 Randolph County (map) 91 Ritchie County (map) 92 Taylor County (map) 93 Tyler County (map) 94 Upshur County (map) 95 Webster County (map) 96 Wetzel County (map) 97©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  4. 4. Table of Contents Section V - Major Gas Pipelines Section VII - Drilling Company Snapshots Pipelines 101 & Infrastructure 98 Activity and Strategies for 21 Largest Companies 105-110 Major Gas Pipelines - Eastern Marcellus (map) 99 Major Gas Pipelines - NW Marcellus (map) 100 Section VIII - Directory of Active Drillers Major Gas Pipelines - W Marcellus/Utica (map) 101 Driller Contact Details 111-115 Section VI - Who Owns Who? Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures 102-104©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  5. 5. Section I - Overview GUIDE TO USING THE COUNTY MAPS #1 – The municipality or operator name is followed by two sets of numbers, with the second number in parentheses. Example: Ohioville – 2 (1). The first number - “2” in this case - shows the number of permits issued. The second number - “(1)” in this case - indicates how many wells the permits were issued for. Usually a single well requires several permits during drilling, to allow the driller to continue to the next stage. #2 – A purple (or green) dot indicates where a well pad is located. Each well pad can have from one to ten wells on it. Typically a pad will contain 2-4 wells. Because of the size of the maps (vastly reduced to show an entire county), sometimes the purple dots will be “on top of each other.” In this example, Range Resources has 7 wells with activity in 2011, but only one purple dot, meaning either all 7 wells have been drilled on one pad, or that the pads are so close as to be indistinguishable on the map. #3 – The boundary of each county is indicated with a blue line. #4 – Major gas pipelines are indicated with red lines and the name of the pipeline somewhere along the line.©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  6. 6. Section II Pennsylvania Permits Beaver County, PA By Municipality: Chippewa – 1 (1) Independence – 7 (7) Ohioville – 2 (1) By Operator: Chesapeake Energy – 3 (2) Range Resources – 7 (7)©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  7. 7. Section III Ohio Permits Carroll County, OH By Municipality: Augusta – 2 (2) Center – 3 (3) East – 1 (1) Lee – 9 (9) Washington – 4 (4) By Operator: Chesapeake Energy – 19 (19)©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  8. 8. Section IV West Virginia Permits Preston County, WV Entire County: 74 (13) By Operator: Chesapeake Energy – 23 (3) Chief Oil & Gas – 13 (2) CNX Gas – 4 (1) Enerplus Resources – 25 (5) Gastar Exploration – 7 (1) Mountaineer Keystone – 2 (1)©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  9. 9. Section V Major Gas Pipelines Major Gas Pipelines - Eastern Marcellus©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  10. 10. Section VI Who Owns Who? Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures WHO OWNS WHO? Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures The following deals have a material impact on either Marcellus or Utica Shale drilling and include both E&P (exploration and production) as well as midstream (pipelines and processing) deals. This list is not exhaustive, but an attempt is made to include all of the relevant, large deals in the Appalachian region. The months shown indicate the date of when the deal was first announced, not the final date when the deal was consummated. 2008 Marcellus drilling heats up with permitting and a large number of wells drilled. November - StatoilHydro, Europe’s second-largest natural gas supplier, purchased a 32.5 percent interest in Chesapeake Energy’s Marcellus Shale acreage for $3.37 billion. The deal covered 1.8 million acres of leases in PA, WV, NY and OH (600,000 net acres for StatoilHydro). 2009 April - Williams Co. and Atlas Pipeline Partners, part of Atlas Energy Inc. form joint venture for the Marcellus Shale. Williams pays $102 million, Atlas provides its Appalachian pipeline gathering system. The new venture is called Laurel Mountain Midstream and Williams holds a 51 percent ownership interest. June - Rex Energy sells a 50 percent share of its 44,000 Marcellus acres in PA to Williams Co. The deal called for a joint venture to develop the acreage between the two companies with Williams investing $33 million. August - Enerplus buys a 30 percent interest in 552,000 gross acres from Chief Oil & Gas and Tug Hill in PA, WV and MD. Enerplus paid $406 million. Chief continues to operate the properties. December - Exxon Mobil acquired XTO Energy Inc. in a $31 billion stock deal (which actually turned out to be about $25 billion because of the stock price), the biggest acquisition for Exxon Mobil since it merged with Mobil Corp. in the 1990s. The deal included 280,000 net acres in the Marcellus, along with major positions in four other U.S. shale plays. December - Rex Energy forms a joint venture with Stonehenge Energy Resources called Keystone Midstream Services. Rex owns 40 percent of the new jv and Stonehenge 60 percent.©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  11. 11. Section VII Drilling Company Snapshots DRILLING COMPANY SNAPSHOTS Marcellus/Utica Drilling Activity and Strategies for the 21 Largest Companies The Marcellus Shale saw dramatic growth and expansion in 2011, primarily in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Also in 2011, “Utica Shale” entered the public consciousness for the first time, particularly with Chesapeake’s September announcement of striking not only methane and natural gas liquids, but also oil in eastern Ohio’s Utica Shale region. With all of the new production in Marcellus shale gas flowing into the national system, inventories exceeded demand and predictably prices went d0wn—way down—to their lowest levels in 10 years. Drillers have reacted to low prices by reducing their drilling activity in “dry gas” areas of the Marcellus and instead concentrating on the more profitable “wet gas” areas—those areas with natural gas liquids and in some cases oil. Indeed, one can summarize the almost unanimous refrain from drilling companies: “More wet gas, less dry gas.” Look for drilling rigs to decrease in the dry gas areas of northeastern Pennsylvania and some areas of West Virginia, and look for more drilling in the wet gas areas of southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio (see the Wet Gas/Dry Gas map on page 13). Below are snapshots for the top 21 largest drilling companies in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. The snapshots take a look at activity in 2011, and where possible speculate (based on company press releases and SEC filings) on company strategy for 2012. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. ( – Anadarko is one of the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the world. The corporate headquarters is located near Houston, TX. They are one of Pennsylvania’s largest producers of Marcellus shale gas, operating more than 330,000 net acres in Clinton, Centre, Lycoming, Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga and Potter counties. By the end of the third quarter 2011, Anadarko was producing an average 139 mmcf/d net (521 mmcf/d gross) from 150 producing wells. At the end of Q3 they had seven operated and seven non-operated rigs in the Marcellus, which is the only dry gas shale play Anadarko was drilling in the U.S. during 2011. They actively secured new leases in the liquids-rich Utica Shale during 2011. By the end of 3Q, Anadarko had spent $124 million of their capital budget on the Marcellus, on track to spend approximately $160 million on the Marcellus for the entire year. Ahead for 2012 is a trial involving Anadarko and its subsidiary Kerr-McGee, a chemical company. Tronox sued Anadarko and Kerr-McGee in 2009, during its bankruptcy, to recover environmental liabilities that the chemical maker claimed Anadarko dumped on it through a 2006 spinoff. The lawsuit, which starts May 15, seeks a $15.5 billion settlement. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. ( – Cabot Oil & Gas, headquartered in Houston, TX, lays claim to some of the highest producing gas wells in the entire Marcellus Shale play, located in northeastern Pennsylvania. At the end of 2011, Cabot achieved a total aggregated output of 600 mmcf/d in the Marcellus, more than doubling their output from 2010, making them the second largest gas producer in the play behind Chesapeake. Cabot’s stock was the S&P 500’s number one performer for 2011, a high honor for any company. At the end of 2011, Cabot had just over 100 horizontal wells in the Marcellus, and leases for 200,000 net acres. Cabot estimates overall production in the Marcellus Shale will grow 45-55 percent, and they plan to drill an additional 70-78 new Marcellus wells in 2012. An ongoing controversy involving Cabot is the issue of methane migration in water wells in the Dimock, PA area. Cabot denies they caused the issue, the state DEP says Cabot did, and 11 affected families are currently suing Cabot for water contamination. In early 2012, the federal EPA became involved in the ongoing controversy by initiating its own well water testing program in the Dimock area.©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  12. 12. Section VIII Directory of Active Drillers DIRECTORY OF ACTIVE DRILLERS Contact Details for the 118 Active Drillers in the Marcellus/Utica Shale Driller Name Address City State Zip Phone Web AB Resources 6802 W Snowville Rd Ste E Brecksville OH 44141 (440) 922-1250 ABARTA Oil & Gas Co 1000 Gamma Dr Ste 400 Pittsburgh PA 15238 (412) 963-6443 Allegheny Natural Resources 2591 Wexford Bayne Rd Ste 204 Sewickley PA 15143 (724) 934-5880 Alpha Shale Resources (Rice Energy) 171 Hillpointe Dr Ste 301 Canonsburg PA 15317 (724) 746-6720 Alta Resources 500 Dallas St Ste 2930 Houston TX 77002 (713) 759-1155 American Oil & Gas 1384 Kirby Rd Waynesburg PA 15370 (724) 627-0588 Anadarko Petroleum 1201 Lake Robbins Dr The Woodlands TX 77380 (832) 636-1000 Anschutz Exploration 555 17th St Ste 2400 Denver CO 80202 (303) 298-1000 Antero Resources 1625 17th St Ste 300 Denver CO 80202 (303) 357-7310 Artex Oil 2163A St Rt 821 Marietta OH 45750 (740) 373-3313 Aruba Petroleum 555 Republic Dr Ste 505 Plano TX 75074 (972) 312-9366 Atlas Energy (Chevron) PO Box 4791 Houston TX 77210 (866) 212-1212 BLX 233 N Park Dr Kittanning PA 16201 (724) 543-5743 BRC Operating (Bluescape Resources) 200 Crescent Ct, Ste 200 Dallas TX 75201 (214) 855-2260 Burnett Oil 801 Cherry St Fort Worth TX 76102 (469) 277-8012 Cabot Oil & Gas 840 Gessner Rd Ste 1400 Houston TX 77024 (281) 589-4600 Carrizo Oil & Gas 500 Dallas St Ste 2300 Houston TX 77002 (713) 328-1000 Chesapeake Energy PO Box 18496 Oklahoma City OK 73154 (405) 935-8000 Chevron 6001 Bollinger Canyon Rd San Ramon CA 94583 (925) 842-1000 Chief Oil & Gas 5956 Sherry Ln Ste 1500 Dallas TX 75225 (214) 265-9590 Citrus Energy 333 Perry St Ste 250 Castle Rock CO 80104 (303) 688-3130 CNX Gas (CONSOL Energy) 1000 Consol Energy Dr Canonsburg PA 15317 (724) 485-4000 CONSOL Energy 1000 Consol Energy Dr Canonsburg PA 15317 (724) 485-4000 Derby Operating 976 Heyl Rd Wooster OH 44691 (330) 263-6736 na©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages
  13. 13. Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1: 2011 Drilling Permits; 2012 Company Strategies, Contacts, Legislation Publish Date: March 2012 Volume 2: 2012 Drilling Permits (Jan-Jun), New Pipelines, Updated Strategies, News Highlights Publish Date: July 2012 Volume 3: 2012 Drilling Permits (Jul-Dec), New Pipelines, Updated Strategies, 2013 Preview Publish Date: December 2012 Purchase Options Buy each volume individually for $149, or buy all three for $298 Site licenses/volume discounts also available, contact us for details To purchase, contact: Marcellus Drilling News Web: Email: Phone: (607) 238-2500©Marcellus and Utica Shale Databook 2012 Volume 1 Sample Pages