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Babst Calland: Magnum Hunter’s West Virginia 'Monster Well' the Largest Utica Well Drilled to Date

By Sarah Carter

As reported by Columbus Business First and NGI’s Shale Daily, Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation’s first Utica well in West Virginia has reported production of 46.5 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, thereby rendering the Stewart Winland 1300U well in Tyler County the biggest Utica well drilled to date.  The well has a true vertical depth of 10,825 feet, and is only the second Utica well that has been drilled in West Virginia.  Magnum Hunter’s CEO Gary Evans said, this well “represents the greatest flow rate and one of the highest sustained flowing casing pressures of any Utica well drilled in the entire play of Ohio and West Virginia [and] is one of the highest flow rate gas wells ever reported in any shale play located in the U.S.”  The well is positioned in the far southeastern part of the play, and indicates a highly productive area of dry gas Utica in West Virginia. Three additional wells on the Stewart Winland pad have been completed and are expected to be put into production in the coming weeks.

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