West Virginia Seeing Increased Utica Well Development in 2014

While Marcellus Shale gas continues to be developed in the area, West Virginia is also experiencing a Utica Shale boom in its northern counties. According to Natural Gas Intelligence, multiple operators are investing more capital and manpower into developing Utica Shale wells in Tyler, Marshall, Wood and Wetzel Counties.  Several operators are in varying stages of permitting, drilling, and testing deep wells straddling the Ohio-West Virginia Utica boundaries.  Additionally, initial data suggests that Utica Shale core dry gas shows significant promise for gas development in the state.