Atlas achieves record with Marcellus Shale well completion

11/1/2010

Atlas achieves record with Marcellus Shale well completion

Atlas Energy has just completed a new Marcellus Shale gas production well in the Appalachian region of southwestern Pennsylvania that has achieved initial output of 21 million cfd.

Atlas reported today that the company record producer was drilled in Westmoreland County as a step-out from existing infrastructure and has not yet been put on production. It said that the well will likely be tied into production during the second quarter of next year.

The company said that it has produced some 63.3 million cfed from its Appalachian operations in the Marcellus Shale out of the company's total output of about 118.3 million cfed during the last quarter. It said 19 horizontal Marcellus wells were drilled and fractured, and that it has completed 12, and put six of those on production at an average output of 6.8 million cfed. The company currently has 23 operated Marcellus wells in one stage or another.

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