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West Virginia

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Nov. 15
– Antero Resources LLC, private Denver independent, has 127,000 net acres in the Appalachian basin Marcellus shale play and three rigs drilling in northern West Virginia.

The company has 63 MMcfd of gross operated production from 17 horizontal wells and one vertical well online resulting in 45 MMcfd of net production. Nine more horizontal wells await completion and are scheduled for fracs between late November 2010 and the end of February 2011.

Antero has secured 150 MMbtu/day of firm transportation capacity in Appalachia on Columbia Gas Transmission to move its gas to market. The Clarksburg Lateral, which moves gas through the heart of Antero’s West Virginia acreage to Columbia, went into service in September 2010.

Antero’s 100 MMcfd firm transportation commitment on the Clarksburg Lateral increases to 150 MMcfd in early 2011, when a connecting pipeline header, the Jarvisville Lateral, is scheduled to go into service.


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