In a post dated July16, 2013 I reported that Magnum Hunter Resources planned to drill 18 wells on its Stadler Pad in Monroe County, tapping both the Marcellus and Utica Shales from the same location. Today the company announced that the first well has been placed in production this week. It taps the Marcellus and produces 97% pure methane meaning that it is pipeline quality with no need for further processing. The well was drilled to a depth 10,653 feet with a 5,050 foot horizontal lateral and fracked in 20 stages.
The company is currently drilling the lateral of its second well on the pad. After completion of the third well Magnum Hunter will walk it drilling rig to the Utica portion of the pad a begin its first Utica well sometime in March.