-- Liquids cut higher at El Paso Eagle Ford well El Paso Corp. said its Hixon-1H well in La Salle County, Tex., averaged 2.9 MMcfd of gas and 721 b/d of 51.7° gravity condensate after a 14-stage frac in a 4,100-ft lateral in Eagle Ford shale.
-- Atlas sees 13 tcfe net Marcellus recoverable Atlas Energy Inc., Pittsburgh, said it has identified more than 3,150 horizontal Marcellus shale drilling locations on its acreage from which it estimates the net incremental recovery is 13 tcf of gas equivalent.
-- Pennsylvania Chesapeake Energy Corp. completed taking a farmout from Epsilon Energy Ltd., Concord, Ont., on 11,500 net acres of leasehold in the Highway 706 project in Susquehanna County, Pa.
-- Utah Anadarko Petroleum Corp. set a daily sales record of 357 MMcfd at Greater Natural Buttes field in Utah’s Uinta basin during the fourth quarter and increased year-to-year sales volume 17% in 2009.
-- Range Resources plots expansion in Marcellus Range Resources Corp., Fort Worth, plans to exit 2010 at a net 180-200 MMcfd of gas equivalent from the Marcellus shale and 2011 at 360-400 MMcfed compared with just above 115 MMcfed at present.
-- Mississippi Avere Energy Inc., Calgary, took a farmout from American Exploration Corp., Calgary, to earn a 20% working interest in a Jurassic Haynesville play in Mississippi by paying 20% of the cost of the first deep well.
-- Texas-Gulf Coast Texon Petroleum Ltd., Brisbane, plans to spud its first Mosman-Rockingham well to Cretaceous Olmos and Eagle Ford in late February 2010 about 5 miles south of Leighton (Olmos) field in South Texas.