West Virginia: Antero at 128 MMcfd from Marcellus

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Mar. 31 – Antero Resources LLC, Denver, has 128 MMcfd of gross operated production from 34 horizontal Marcellus shale wells and estimates that a further 20 MMcfd from 2 wells awaits pipeline and facilities completion. Net production is 90 MMcfd.

The company is operating five rigs in the play, all in northern West Virginia.

Antero expects to turn the two other wells to sales by June when the Jarvisville Lateral is completed as a southerly extension to the Bobcat Lateral, formerly known as the Clarksburg Lateral, and 46 MMcfd of compression capacity is commissioned at a new third party owned compressor station.

The Tichenal Lateral, a southerly extension to the Jarvisville Lateral, is expected to be completed in July which will add another 46 MMcfd of compression capacity to the system. Antero has nine more horizontal Marcellus wells either completing or waiting on completion.

Antero has 169,000 net acres in the Marcellus shale play, of which only 8% was classified as proved at yearend 2010.

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