A press release from CONSOL Energy on Tuesday:
CONSOL's Gas Division produced 46.1 Bcfe for the 2013 third quarter, or 17% more than the 39.5 Bcfe produced in the 2012 third quarter. Third quarter production guidance had been 43 − 45 Bcfe. The 2013 third quarter production included 491 MMcf per day of natural gas, 397 barrels per day of oil/condensates, and 1,340 barrels per day of NGLs (all figures are net to CONSOL).
"Our gas production growth is beginning to accelerate as we and our
CONSOL's Coal Division produced 14.5 million tons for the third quarter of 2013, including 1.1 million tons of low-vol coking coal from the company's
2014 Gas Forecast
Gas Division Operations
CONSOL's Gas Division saw zero safety exceptions in the third quarter of 2013, which is unchanged compared to the same quarter of 2012. In the area of compliance, CONSOL's Gas Division saw violations decrease by over 60%, from 11 to 4, compared to the year-earlier quarter.
During the third quarter,
CONSOL's Gas Division continues to work with its JV partners to search for bolt-on acquisition opportunities to support the company's core areas of operations in the Marcellus and
Southwest Pa.: During the third quarter, CONSOL drilled seven wells on the NV 55 pad in
CONSOL completed 14 wells in
CONSOL's first Upper Devonian well, the NV 39F, which was drilled in the
CONSOL has one horizontal rig operating and plans to drill an additional seven wells in Southwest Pa., which is an increase from previous guidance provided last quarter to now drill 27 wells in 2013.
Central Pa.: During the third quarter, CONSOL did not drill any wells in
CONSOL completed and turned in line four wells located on the
CONSOL is currently moving one horizontal rig into
Northern W.Va.: During the third quarter, CONSOL drilled five wells: one well on the
CONSOL completed three of the six wells located on the PHL 13 pad in Barbour County.
CONSOL has one horizontal rig operating in
During the third quarter, in the wet gas portion of the Marcellus Shale,
During the third quarter, in the
CONSOL completed three wells located on the NBL 11 pad in Noble County.
CONSOL expects to turn in line the NBL 11 and NBL 33 pads, and the NBL 16A well early in 2014, while flowing production from the NBL 1A well is expected early in the fourth quarter of 2013. On
Consistent with previous guidance provided last quarter, CONSOL completed its 2013 drilling program in the
During the third quarter, our joint venture partner,
Hess completed four wells at their Oxford A pad and also turned in line the Athens A 1H-24 well located in
Hess is currently operating two horizontal rigs on JV acreage. Their current activity level is consistent with guidance provided last quarter.
Coal Division Operations
CONSOL's Coal Division saw safety exceptions increase 28%, from 40 to 51, in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same quarter of 2012 but saw severity levels decline. In the area of environmental compliance, CONSOL's Coal Division saw violations decrease by 40%, from 20 to 12, compared to the year-earlier quarter.
The Coal Division overcame operational challenges and exceeded previous quarter's production guidance. "Our ability to craft and execute a plan and to accomplish what we set forth to accomplish, speaks volumes about the dedication of our employees and their commitment to CONSOL's success," commented
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