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Seneca Resources has six successful wells in Lycoming County

By Bob Downing Published: January 24, 2013

A press release from Seneca Resources:

(Jan. 22, 2013) WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Seneca Resources Corporation (“Seneca”), the

wholly owned exploration and production subsidiary of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:

NFG) (“National Fuel” or the “Company”), has announced initial results from six recently

completed Marcellus Shale wells within its DCNR 100 tract in Lycoming County, Pa.

Seneca has completed six new Marcellus Shale wells on a pad located within its

DCNR 100 tract in Lycoming County, Pa. These six wells had 24-hour peak production rates

averaging 17.8 million cubic feet (“MMcf”) of natural gas per day, five of which represent

the highest peak production rates of any wells operated by Seneca in the Marcellus.

Treatable lateral lengths on these wells ranged between 4,292 and 5,101 feet and they

were completed with 14 to 18 frac stages per well. All six wells are expected to be flowing

into National Fuel Gas Midstream Corporation’s Trout Run Gathering System by the end of

January.

David F. Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Fuel, stated, “The

success we are achieving in Lycoming County validates the prolific nature of the Marcellus in

this area. With a combined 24-hour peak production rate of 107 MMcf of natural gas per

day, these wells represent some of the most productive wells ever drilled in the Marcellus by

any operator. With two drilling rigs running in Lycoming County, and without the production

infrastructure constraints facing many other operators in the Marcellus, we anticipate this

acreage will be a key driver of Seneca’s production growth over the next two to three

years.”

Well Name

Treatable

Lateral

Length

Number

of

Stages

24-Hour

Peak

Production

DCNR 100 3H 5,101’ 18 21.4 MMcf

DCNR 100 6H 4,807’ 17 20.9 MMcf

DCNR 100 7H 4,840’ 17 18.8 MMcf

DCNR 100 8H 5,054’ 18 20.2 MMcf

DCNR 100 9H 4,292’ 14 8.0 MMcf

DCNR 100 66H 4,845’ 17 17.7MMcf

Including these six wells, Seneca expects to have a total of 15 wells producing into

the Trout Run Gathering System by the end of January. Additionally, 16 more wells on the

DCNR 100 tract will be completed this fiscal year, with approximately 25 more scheduled for

completion in Fiscal 2014. The Company plans to provide further details on its Appalachian

operations during its scheduled earnings teleconference on February 8, 2013.

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