-- The Black 1H recorded a 24-hour into sales line production rate of 8.8
Mmcf per day from a seven-stage frac.
-- The Black 2H production rate for the 24-hour period was 8.3 Mmcf per
day into the sales line from a four-stage frac.
"These two horizontal wells reinforce our expectation that the Marcellus
play is very prolific," said
Cabot's first horizontal well, the Ely 6H, continues to exceed expectations. This well was completed in two three-stage increments, with all six fracs being completed in early December. The 24-hour initial sales production was 6.4 Mmcf per day. "This rate has held up strong, averaging 5.3 Mmcf per day into sales for the first 30 days," commented Dinges. "This well has now been in production for 60 days, and the most recent 24-hour test rate was 5.0 Mmcf, along with consistent pressure levels."
"These three wells have filled Cabot's existing capacity of 21 Mmcf per day, temporarily shutting in the production for our vertical wells," stated Dinges. "We will have added capacity up to 30 Mmcf per day by the end of March, moving to 65 Mmcf per day by the end of May." Dinges added, "We are making every effort to accelerate this expansion, as we have two more horizontal completions scheduled for March."
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