A few leftover items from last week's earnings call by Antero Resources:
1. Company has been running four frack spreads or frack teams in the Appalachian Basin.
2. Its rates of return in the Marcellus shale have been 40 percent in the ricj gas area to 90 percent in the highly rich condensate area. In the Utica shale, the rates of return are about 100 percent in the rich gas area to more than 200 percent in the highly rich condensate area.
3. Company has been drilling the longest laterals in the Macrellus shae. It averaged 7,100 feet for the 34 wells completed in the third quarter.
4. It is moving toward shorter stage lengths or SSL completions. The costs are 20 percent higher but production is 20 to 30 percent more.
5. Antero has plans to add first compression facility in the Utica shale. Those plans should be outlined by the end of November. It is looking at 120 million cubic feet per day.
6. Antero has drilled 250 miles of laterals in West Virginia and has encountered no faulting in the rock. That is a major advantage, officials said.
7. Acquiring additional Utica shale acreage will be difficult, Antero said.
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