Currents - Energy Industry Insights - January 2019 #3

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More, Deeper Wells Planned for Existing Marcellus Site in Washington Township -

"CNX has applied to the state Department of Environmental Protection for a permit to drill four new wells to tap natural gas from Utica shale at an existing Marcellus shale well pad in Washington Township."

Why this is important: CNX appears to plan to drill the Utica shale formation from the same well pad in southwestern Pennsylvania from which it developed five Marcellus wells in 2014. The Utica shale formation resides deeper than the Marcellus, and the concept of drilling multiple shale formations from the same pad is referred to as a "stacked pay" or "stacked play" strategy....

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