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2012 US Lower 48 Northeast year in review

2012 US Lower 48 Northeast year in review

Report summary

The Marcellus Shale became the top-producing unconventional gas play in the world in 2012, surpassing 7 bcfd to double its production from the year before. Increased well recoveries kept production strong despite a decline in rig activity, as operators moved rigs from the dry-gas Northeast Marcellus to the liquids-rich southwest and emerging Utica Shale. Utica development truly began to take off as well, with the number of well permits quadrupling from 2011 and operators drilling nearly,

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  • Executive summary
  • Northeast dominated by Marcellus and Utica development
    • Development shifts to the Utica Shale
    • Utica garners billions in investment during 2012
    • Utica Shale continues to drive M&A activity
    • Regulation tightened during 2012
    • Minimal activity in the Michigan and Illinois basins
  • What’s next for 2013?

In this report there are 6 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Northeast dominated by Marcellus and Utica development
    • Marcellus rig count falls while Utica rig count rises
    • Production surges ahead in the Northeast Marcellus
    • Nearly 200 wells have been drilled in the Utica Shale since development
    • Infrastructure commitments in the Utica and Marcellus
    • New processing plants in the Utica
    • Select Northeast M&A deals
  • What’s next for 2013?
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