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2012 US Lower 48 Northeast year in review

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29 January 2013

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,

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • 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?

Tables and charts

This report includes 6 images and tables including:

  • 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

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