Cabot's Marcellus production reached a new high at the end of last week measuring 52 Mmcf per day. "Contributing to the increase was our most recent horizontal completion which experienced a 24-hour initial production rate greater than 10 Mmcf per day and a 30-day average rate of 10.8 Mmcf per day," stated Dinges. "This well is currently producing at 11.1 Mmcf per day." The combination of this well, other primarily vertical completions and initial production streams from a couple of horizontal wells which are cleaning up have led to this new high for Pennsylvania Marcellus production. "Additionally from the first seven horizontal wells that have been producing for varying time frames, we have two that have produced over 1 Bcf and, combined, these wells have a 90-day production average of approximately 6.0 Mmcf per day," commented Dinges.
"With the recent record level of production coming from Susquehanna, we expect to exit the third quarter with production slightly above the upper level of our current published production guidance," added Dinges. "Because of this fact and the expeditious effort to resolve the PADEP matter, we see no reason to adjust guidance at this point."
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