Marcellus/Utica ///

Driving efficiency in cemented liner completions

Travis Harris, Packers Plus Energy Services

Expanding the boundaries of ball-drop technology has led to a simple, yet effective design for reducing completion time and improving operational efficiency.

Halliburton, Eclipse Resources complete longest lateral well in U.S.

Halliburton worked with Eclipse Resources Corporation to complete hydraulic fracturing of the extended reach lateral test well known as “Purple Hayes,” the company said Tuesday.

Nine Energy completes 124-stage well in Utica shale

Nine Energy Service successfully completed 124 perforated stages in an 18,544 ft lateral (27,034 ft TMD) in Guernsey County, Ohio, for Eclipse Resources, a premier independent E&P company in the Appalachian basin.

Range agrees to buy Memorial Resource in $3.3 billion deal

Range Resources Corp. agreed to buy Memorial Resource Development Corp. in a $3.3 billion all-stock deal to take advantage of growing demand from natural gas exports and chemical manufacturers. It’s Range’s single largest deal on record.

Stubborn natural gas supply imperils best U.S. rally in 14 years

Natural gas futures have soared since March on speculation that supplies are finally falling after a decade of gains. Production numbers tell a different story.

Range Resources sells non-operated Marcellus assets in Bradford County, Pa.

Range Resources has completed the sale of its non-operated assets in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

INEOS Intrepid carries first U.S. shale gas to Europe

The INEOS Intrepid, the world’s largest LNG multi gas carrier, left the Marcus Hook terminal near Philadelphia on Wednesday. The vessel is bound for Rafnes in Norway and is carrying 27,500 m3 of U.S. shale gas ethane.

CONSOL Energy, Magnum Oil Tools partner in Utica shale

Magnum Oil Tools has announced the successful deployment of 20 Magnum Vanishing Plugs (MVP) in the Utica for CONSOL Energy. The MVP is a wellbore isolation tool that drastically reduces time to production.

Shale gas proves more resilient than U.S. government expected

America’s energy explorers have become so good at pulling natural gas out of the ground that government forecasters are having a hard time figuring out how much they’re producing.

ShaleTech: Marcellus/Utica Shale

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Low costs, new takeaway capacity may spur late 2016 recovery

CARBO’s KRYPTOSPHERE LD technology proves worth in Utica gas well

CARBO Ceramics has announced the successful use of KRYPTOSPHERE LD, its ultra-conductive, low-density ceramic proppant technology, in the Utica for CONSOL Energy. This is the first well to utilize KRYPTOSPHERE LD.

Executive viewpoint

John England, Deloitte LLP

Looking back at 2015: What happened, what didn’t, and hope for the future

GE, Accenture announce first deployment of Intelligent Pipeline Solution

GE and Accenture said Wednesday that Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG) is the first company to deploy the Intelligent Pipeline Solution, a software solution that helps pipeline operators make informed decisions around pipeline safety and integrity.

Wood Group acquisition strengthens company’s onshore US construction capabilities

Wood Group has acquired Kelchner Inc., a privately owned U.S.-based provider of construction and energy field services. Kelchner will operate within the onshore business of Wood Group PSN Americas, providing construction capabilities primarily to the midstream and upstream oil and gas sector in the Marcellus and Utica shale basins, and broader industrial sectors.

GDS International implements GE's Equipment Insight solution to optimize performance

GE has announced that GDS International LLC, otherwise known as Global Drilling Support (GDS), has implemented its Equipment Insight solution at drilling rigs located in the Marcellus region of Pennsylvania to improve data collection, analytics and management capabilities.

Pennsylvania fines Chesapeake Appalachia $1.4 million over well pad landslide

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection announced Monday that Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC has agreed to a Consent Order and Agreement and will pay a fine of $1.4 million for violations of Pennsylvania's Oil and Gas Act, Clean Streams Law and Dam Safety and Encroachments Act.

Gas-gushing wells have stockpiles swelling to record in the U.S.

U.S. natural gas drillers facing the lowest seasonal prices in two decades are trying to cut back supplies. The only problem: They’re too good at their jobs.

Unimin opens second unit train capable terminal at Benwood, WV

Unimin Energy Solutions has announced the grand opening of its 2nd unit train capable terminal located in Benwood, West Virginia.

TAM runs PosiFrac Toe Sleeve in Utica shale

TAM International—an independent oilfield services company providing inflatable packers, swellable packers, and downhole products—has announced the first run of the PosiFrac Toe Sleeve in the Utica shale.

Gastar Exploration acquires mid-continent interests and marketing of Appalachian basin assets

Gastar Exploration has entered into a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire additional working and net revenue interests from its AMI partner, Husky Ventures and certain other parties.