Kentucky-based Encore Energy Inc. announced on Monday that is seeking to sell up to 175,000 leased acres in southeast Ohio to larger drillers.
The leased land may offer oil and wet gases: ethanes, butanes and propanes, the company says.
The land is in Morgan, Muskingum (southern), Washington, Athens and Meigs counties.
The land is in oil and wet gas windows offset to Anadarko's production operations in Noble County and future Anadarko drilling sites in Morgan County, it said.
The leased land will be available in tracts of varying size, the company says.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
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