Seneca updates on Marcellus, Utica, California, Kansas

Seneca Resources Corp. has provided an update of its Marcellus and Utica shale play activity and a farmout from Chevron USA Inc. in California.

Seneca has brought on three Marcellus wells on its DCNR Tract 100 in Lycoming County, Pa., two of which utilized a reduced cluster spacing (RCS) completion design. The two RCS wells had peak 24-hr production rates of 13.4 and 14.9 MMcfd of natural gas, and the third well had an 11.3 MMcfd peak.

The company has tested eight wells on Tract 100 to date with IPs ranging from 10.5 to 16.1 MMcfd.

A horizontal RCS completion at the Rich Valley prospect in Cameron County, Pa., peaked at 6.3 MMcfd.

Seneca completed horizontal Utica shale wells Pennsylvania. The Tionesta well in Forest County had all stages successfully completed. The Mount Jewett well in McKean County, as a result of an operational challenge unrelated to reservoir quality, was only partially completed with three frac stages. Both wells are shut-in for 60 days and are expected to go on production in November.

Meanwhile, Seneca reached an agreement in principle with Chevron USA for a portion of Chevron’s assets in East Coalinga field in California. As part of the agreement, Seneca would become field operator in early 2013 and Chevron would retain a royalty on incremental development and full interest in the existing production.

Seneca also has established a position in the Mississippi lime oil play with 9,300 net acres (23,000 gross) in Pratt County, Kan. Seneca will be operator on 4,600 net acres and will have a nonoperating interest on the rest of the net acreage position. The company expects to participate in three to eight horizontal wells in fiscal 2013.

The activity anticipated as a result of these oil property acquisitions is included in the company’s preliminary fiscal year 2013 capital expenditure forecast of $555-710 million and production forecast range of 92-105 bcf equivalent.

Related Articles

Southwestern makes $5.4 billion bet on Marcellus

12/12/2014 Southwestern Energy Co. is purchasing Appalachian assets from Chesapeake Energy Corp. in a deal that more than doubles its leasehold in the Marcell...

Stone drills successful Utica exploration well

12/10/2014 Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La., reported that its Pribble 6HU well in Wetzel County, W.Va., flowed from a 3,605-ft lateral at 30 MMcfd during t...

Outgoing Maryland governor moving ahead on fracing regulations

12/02/2014 Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to propose regulations that would allow hydraulic fracturing in western Maryland provided that natural gas comp...

BHI: Gains in Utica, Ohio headline latest US rig count

11/14/2014 The US drilling rig count was up 3 units to reach 1,928 rigs working during the week ended Nov. 14, with notable gains in Ohio and more specificall...

Bakken, deepwater Gulf of Mexico to boost Hess’s production

11/11/2014 Hess Corp. plans to increase its production growth rate forecast by 6-10%/year during 2013-18, assuming $90-100/bbl Brent, anchored by production i...

Sunoco Logistics to move ahead with Mariner East 2 NGL pipeline

11/07/2014 Sunoco Logistics Partners LP, Philadelphia, reported receiving sufficient binding commitments from shippers to move ahead with its Sunoco Pipeline ...

GCA: Falling oil price to have uneven effect on US unconventional plays

11/04/2014 Falling oil prices will have an uneven effect across US unconventional plays based on the qualities of reservoirs within any given play, Gaffney Cl...

ETP’s Rover gas line reaches full 3.25 bcfd subscribed capacity

10/31/2014 Energy Transfer Partners LP has fully subscribed its Rover pipeline to transport 3.25 bcfd of natural gas through 15- and 20-year fee-based contrac...

BHI: US rig count makes gains in Kansas, modest rise overall

10/31/2014

The US drilling rig count edged up 2 units to reach 1,929 rigs working during the week ended Oct. 31, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

White Papers

What is System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis?

This paper will explain some of the fundamentals of System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis and demonstrate...

Accurate Thermo-Fluid Simulation in Real Time Environments

The crux of any task undertaken in System Level Thermo-Fluid Analysis is striking a balance between ti...

6 ways for Energy, Chemical and Oil and Gas Companies to Avert the Impending Workforce Crisis

As many as half of the skilled workers in energy, chemical and oil & gas industries are quickly he...
Sponsored by

AVEVA NET Accesses and Manages the Digital Asset

Global demand for new process plants, power plants and infrastructure is increasing steadily with the ...
Sponsored by

AVEVA’s Approach for the Digital Asset

To meet the requirements for leaner project execution and more efficient operations while transferring...
Sponsored by

Diversification - the technology aspects

In tough times, businesses seek to diversify into adjacent markets or to apply their skills and resour...
Sponsored by

Engineering & Design for Lean Construction

Modern marketing rhetoric claims that, in order to cut out expensive costs and reduce risks during the...
Sponsored by

Object Lessons - Why control of engineering design at the object level is essential for efficient project execution

Whatever the task, there is usually only one way to do it right and many more to do it wrong. In the c...
Sponsored by

Available Webcasts



The Future of US Refining

When Fri, Feb 6, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal’s Feb. 6, 2015, webcast will focus on the future of US refining as various forces this year conspire to pull the industry in different directions. Lower oil prices generally reduce feedstock costs, but they have also lowered refiners’ returns, as 2015 begins with refined products priced at lows not seen in years. If lower per-barrel crude prices dampen production of lighter crudes among shale plays, what will happen to refiners’ plans to export more barrels of lighter crudes? And as always, refiners will be affected by government regulations, particularly those that suppress demand, increase costs, or limit access to markets or supply.

register:WEBCAST


Oil & Gas Journal’s Forecast & Review/Worldwide Pipeline Construction 2015

When Fri, Jan 30, 2015

The  Forecast & Review/Worldwide Pipeline Construction 2015 Webcast will address Oil & Gas Journal’s outlooks for the oil market and pipeline construction in a year of turbulence. Based on two annual special reports, the webcast will be presented by OGJ Editor Bob Tippee and OGJ Managing Editor-Technology Chris Smith.
The Forecast & Review portion of the webcast will identify forces underlying the collapse in crude oil prices and assess prospects for changes essential to recovery—all in the context of geopolitical pressures buffeting the market.

register:WEBCAST



On Demand

Optimizing your asset management practices to mitigate the effects of a down market

Thu, Dec 11, 2014

The oil and gas market is in constant flux, and as the price of BOE (Barrel of Oil Equivalent) goes down it is increasingly important to optimize your asset management strategy to stay afloat.  Attend this webinar to learn how developing a solid asset management plan can help your company mitigate costs in any market.

register:WEBCAST


Parylene Conformal Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

Thu, Nov 20, 2014

In this concise 30-minute webinar, participants have an opportunity to learn more about how Parylene coatings are applied, their features, and the value they add to devices and components.

register:WEBCAST


Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!

 

Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected