Marcellus Key Play
Despite its lack of growth compared to the Haynesville and Permian, the Marcellus remains mighty. The Marcellus remains the largest gas play in the US Lower 48. It holds some of the lowest break-even acreage, with some areas economic below US$3.00/mcf. Slower development cadence has stretched project timelines, which equates to decades of economic inventory in operators’ portfolios. Additionally, debt levels on the gas peer group's balance sheets have decreased to multi-year lows. But why isn’t activity surging with natural gas prices over US$8.00/mcf? Capital discipline plays a role, but the culprit is limited takeaway capacity. Midstream has put a firm ceiling on the play's growth. Our latest Marcellus type curve report includes the latest data and analysis on well design, performance, costs, and economics. In the downloadable slide pack, we benchmark key trends and activity across 15 sub-plays. All data behind the research is accessible in an associated download.