http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Chesapeake to exit Ohio shale gas in $2-billion divestment https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/26/chesapeake-to-exit-ohio-shale-gas-in-2-billion-divestment Chesapeake Energy Corp. agreed to sell its Utica Shale assets in Ohio to closely held Encino Acquisition Partners for about $2 billion as the U.S. natural gas giant whittles down its debt and streamlines operations. Hess Corp. announces $400-million sale of Utica shale acreage https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/7/2/hess-corp-announces-400-million-sale-of-utica-shale-acreage Hess Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its joint venture interests in the Utica shale play in eastern Ohio to Ascent Resources – Utica, LLC for net cash consideration of approximately $400 million, effective April 1. Reveal Energy Services signs first operator volume agreement https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/6/19/reveal-energy-services-signs-first-operator-volume-agreement Reveal Energy Services has announced the signing of its first operator volume agreement. Arsenal Resources, a pure-play natural gas operator in the Marcellus’ West Virginia core, has agreed to validate the completion designs of its 2018 wells with Reveal Energy Services’ simple, accurate, affordable pressure-based fracture maps. MEI projects Marcellus, Utica and Permian to supply 55% of U.S. gas by 2030 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/6/13/mei-projects-marcellus-utica-and-permian-to-supply-55-of-us-gas-by-2030 McKinsey Energy Insights (MEI), the data and analytics specialist that provides distinctive insight to the global energy industry, forecasts that the Marcellus, Utica, and Permian shale plays will supply 55% of the North American gas market by 2030. EIA: Longer wells, higher productivity increase Utica gas output amid rig count fluctuation https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/5/30/eia-longer-wells-higher-productivity-increase-utica-gas-output-amid-rig-count-fluctuation In April 2018, natural gas production from the Utica formation, located primarily in Ohio, averaged 5.8 Bcfd, or about 7% of total U.S. dry natural gas production. EIA: Pennsylvania’s natural gas production continues to increase https://www.worldoil.com/news/2018/4/24/eia-pennsylvania-s-natural-gas-production-continues-to-increase Pennsylvania’s marketed natural gas production averaged a record 15 Bcfd in 2017, 3% higher than the 2016 level. This production is largely from shale plays in the Appalachian basin. Pennsylvania accounted for 19% of total U.S. marketed natural gas production in 2017 and produced more natural gas than any other state except Texas. U.S. output builds on OPEC cutbacks, gas rides LNG expansion https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/special-focus/us-output-builds-on-opec-cutbacks-gas-rides-lng-expansion Shale operators are increasing U.S. crude production in response to oil prices that are, so far, trending more favorably this year, due largely to decisions by OPEC and Russia to curb production. ShaleTech: Marcellus/Utica Shales https://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2018/february-2018/features/shaletech-marcellusutica-shales Record laterals help feed new pipelines, plants New report finds Marcellus shale development unrelated to Pennsylvania mortality rates https://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/12/new-report-finds-marcellus-shale-development-unrelated-to-pennsylvania-mortality-rates Mortality rates in the six Pennsylvania counties with the most Marcellus Shale development have declined or remained stable since shale production began in the region, according to a new Energy In Depth-commissioned report. The findings directly refute accusations from anti-energy groups that the fracing boom is a threat to public health. EIA: Appalachia drives growth in U.S. natural gas production since 2012 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/12/6/eia-appalachia-drives-growth-in-us-natural-gas-production-since-2012 Shale gas production in the Appalachia region has increased rapidly since 2012, driving an overall increase in U.S. natural gas production.