Virginia Huron shale gets horizontal wells

Range Resources Corp., Fort Worth, completed drilling its fifth horizontal well to Devonian Huron shale in Nora field in southwestern Virginia.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Oct. 24 -- Range Resources Corp., Fort Worth, completed drilling its fifth horizontal well to Devonian Huron shale in Nora field in southwestern Virginia.

The company, which says Huron produces gas from 107 vertical wells in the field, estimated the formation's net reserve potential at Nora from horizontal drilling to .8-1.5 tcf.

The four horizontal Huron shale wells averaged initial production of 1.1 MMcfd, averaged $1.7 million/well, and continue to produce in line with expectations, the company said. The company noted that the Huron is thicker and higher pressured at Nora than in Kentucky.

Range Resources plans to drill five more Huron shale wells and two horizontal Berea wells by the end of 2008.

More in Exploration & Development