By OGJ editors
– Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was operating six rigs and participating in 15 nonoperated rigs in the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale gas play at the close of the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010.

The company spud 18 operated wells and completed 5 wells in the quarter. It set a record for gross production of nearly 175 MMcfd from 46 wells during the quarter.

The company continued to see multiple wells across its acreage position flow at initial rates in excess of 7 MMcfd.

Anadarko inaugurated its 200 MMcfd Grugan gathering system and expects to greatly increase takeaway capacity to 1.15 bcfd gross during the 2010 fourth quarter from 600 MMcfd.

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