Patience Found to Be Key in Improving Utica Shale Output

From NGI's Shale Daily:
Utica Shale operators are discovering that with some patience and seasoning, estimated ultimate recoveries (EUR) for liquids reserves appear to move higher.
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It goes on to talk about the disappointingly fast decline rates experienced with some of the early Utica wells in the rich condensate/oil window - such as the Harvey 8H, Mangun 8H and Bucey 3H - and how Chesapeake began to "marinate" wells by drilling them and then leaving them alone for a time before developing them further.  The results of this have been encouraging.

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