Tidbits from the Antero Resources earnings call on Thursday:



1. The company has reduced the drilling time of a Utica Shale well from 34 days to 30 days and of a Marcellus Shale well from 29 to 24 days. That has helped cut costs.



2. The Rymer 4HD well in West Virginia's Tyler County is the company's first Utica well in West Virginia. It is 11,409 feet deep with a 6m620-foot lateral. It went into production in December. It is averageing 20 million cubic feet of natural gas oper day under a controlled release. The company called the results "very encouraging."



3. The company expects to have 70 drilled but not completed wells in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania by Dec. 31, 2016. That will definitely boost 2017 production, officials said. It had 50 unfinished wells on Dec. 31, 2015.



4. In 2016, the company's Utica Shale wells will have 8,800-foot laterals. Its Marcellus Shale wells will have 9,000-foo0t laterals.



5. Antero Resources is looking at othe roptions to ship natural gas liquids from the Appalachian Basin. It is committed to the now-delayed Mariner East 2 pipeline across Pennsylvania. But it is looking into other options, although company officials refused to discuss what those options mivght be.



6. The company acquired 29,000 acres in the Appalachian Basin in 2015.