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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Utica Shale Sweet Spot Smaller Than Originally Thought

From Cleveland.com:
The "sweet spot" in Ohio's Utica shale is turning out to be much smaller than once believed, a veteran state geologist has concluded. 
But the production so far from that small area has pushed companies that build gas processing plants into a construction frenzy in an effort to handle the billions cubic feet of gas being produced, according to an executive from a leading "midstream" company building in Ohio. 
Larry Wickstrom, the former chief geologist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and now in private business, told the 1500 attending the Ohio Oil and Gas Association's annual winter conference on Friday that the most productive wells drilled so far are in a strip that runs from Carroll County in the North to Washington County in the south. 
"The real hot spot on the play will be more toward the south than some folks originally thought," he said.
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