Sunday, October 10, 2010

Greene County, PA - Marcellus Shale Update

By Andrea:

EQT Corporation (EQT) recently reported and update on the Marcellus Shale in Greene County and Armstrong County, PA:

In Greene County, PA, EQT Corporation (EQT) reported an average 30-day production rate of 22 MMcfe per day from the Cooper 590384 well. The well has a total lateral length of 9,000 feet, with 8,411 feet of stimulated pay, and was completed using a 28-stage frac. The direct well cost was approximately $7.1 million, with a preliminary estimated ultimate recovery of 18 Bcf. As noted on EQT's most recent conference call, this well was in process of being completed in late July.

EQT also announced today, the successful results of the Rosborough 590259 well in Armstrong County, PA. This well reported a 24-hour IP of 15 MMcfe from 4,060 feet of stimulated pay.

"These exceptional wells are the direct result of our culture of innovation at EQT," commented Steven Schlotterbeck, President, EQT Exploration & Production. "The success of the Greene County extended lateral well is an important step in our effort to decrease the development cost per Mcfe. In addition to extending the lateral, we are experimenting with closer spacing intervals than our current 1,000 foot lateral spacing design in Greene County.

"The results in Armstrong County, where EQT holds nearly 34,000 acres, are especially encouraging as this well employed a new completion design resulting in initial flow rates significantly better than nearby wells completed conventionally. The success of these two experimental wells is a testament to the quality of our acreage position and to the outstanding capabilities of the technical and operating teams at EQT," said Schlotterbeck.

EQT holds a 100% working interest and an 87.5% net revenue interest in both wells.

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