Friday, March 2, 2012

Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR) - Utica Shale

By Tim -

Utica Shale News - Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) provides an update on the Utica Shale located in Noble County, Ohio.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: MHR) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Triad Hunter, LLC ("Triad Hunter"), has closed on the acquisition of leasehold mineral interests located predominately in Noble County, Ohio (the "Utica Acreage") from an undisclosed seller for a total purchase price of $24.8 million.

The Utica Acreage consists of approximately 15,558 gross (12,186 net) acres predominately located in Noble County, Ohio. The net price paid per acre for this acquisition was $2,037. The majority of the leasehold acreage acquired in this transaction is held by shallower production. The purchase includes all depths of 300 feet below the top of the Queenston Formation down to all further depths. There is no associated shallow production included with this acquisition. There is a possibility of a second closing on another block of similar acreage that may occur on or before April 16, 2012, assuming the Seller can satisfy certain title deficiency requirements.

The Utica Acreage is in close proximity to Triad Hunter's existing acreage position in Washington and Noble Counties, Ohio, and now provides Triad Hunter approximately 18,187 gross (14,815 net) acres in in these two counties, and a total of 23,214 gross (17,316 net) acres that are presently prospective for the Utica Shale..

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Crockett County, TX - Wolfcamp Shale

By Tim -

EOG Resources (EOG) is currently drilling for oil in the Permian Basin, Midland Basin, and the Wolfcamp Shale.

In the West Texas Permian Basin, EOG increased drilling activity in the Wolfcamp formation during the second half of 2011 in preparation for a more active year in 2012. EOG reported success from the upper Wolfcamp zone. The University 9 #2803H in Reagan County, 25 miles west of its current middle Wolfcamp activity began production at 883 Bopd with 68 Bpd of NGLs and 388 Mcfd of natural gas. EOG has a 100 percent working interest in the well. In Irion County, the University 43 #0902H and 40A #0402H were completed in the middle Wolfcamp zone at initial oil rates of 1,088 and 1,076 Bopd, respectively. In addition to the strong oil production, the wells were turned to sales with 86 and 129 Bpd of NGLs and 489 and 736 Mcfd of natural gas, respectively. EOG has 90 and 85 percent working interest in the wells, respectively.

On the border between Irion and Crockett counties, the University 40 #1309H and 38 #0601H began production at 1,738 and 1,077 Bopd with 137 and 119 Bpd of NGLs and 779 and 678 Mcfd of natural gas, respectively. EOG has 88 percent working interest in these wells. EOG plans to operate a four-rig drilling program in the Wolfcamp during 2012.