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Anadarko releases Ohio Utica results

By Bob Downing Published: April 20, 2012

Ohio has natural gas production data from a second company, and the data is encouraging.

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. released preliminary data on three wells it has drilled in eastern Ohio, and the results are promising, the Texas-based firm said.

The data was provided to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and released to the media on Thursday.

The newest well, the Brookfield A-3H well in Noble County, delivered 9,500 barrels of crude oil and 12 million cubic feet of natural gas during its first 20 days in production, the company said.

Two wells in Guernsey County — Spencer A-1H and Spencer A-5H — produced a combined 20,000 barrels of crude oil and 37 million cubic feet of natural gas in two months, the company said.

The Houston-based firm also has permits to drill in Muskingum County.

"Though it is very early in our exploration program, the strong initial results are encouraging," Bob Daniels, a senior vice president at Anadarko, said in a company-issued statement.

"We expect to begin flowing back our fourth Utica exploration well in the next few days and are currently drilling our fifth exploration well in the play," he said.

"We plan to continue an active drilling program throughout the year, as we evaluate the liquids-rich potential of our 390,000-acre position in the Utica shale."

All three wells were drilled to a vertical depth of about 6,500 feet and a horizontal length of about 5,000 feet, the company said.

Anadarko operates the Brookfield and Spencer wells with a 100 percent working interest, subject to a participation agreement with Artex Energy Group LLC.

On April 2, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management released the first official production data covering 2011 from nine Utica wells in Ohio.

That data covered nine horizontal wells drilled by Chesapeake Appalachia LLC. There were six wells in Carroll County and one each in Portage, Harrison and Mahoning counties.

Five of those wells were in production in 2011 and generated nearly 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas, plus 43,513 barrels of The other four wells were not in production but did produce some oil.

The preliminary production for all the wells for natural gas was very high, state officials said

The reported volumes of oil are lower than estimated, but higher than conventional wells, the state reported.

Until April 2. most production data had been tightly held by drilling companies, although Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. had provided some data on select wells in 2011.

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