The Utica play is located in the north eastern United States and is comprised of the Utica Shale and the Point Pleasant Limestone formations. Production has steadily grown since 2015 which has been driven by newer well designs. Breakevens are variable across the play and range from economic to prohibitively expensive. Recent activity has been concentrated in the economic portions of the play and operators have been able to optimize completions. This has led to increased EURs from newer wells. Take away capacity has been an issue in the years leading up to 2018, however, new capacity is finally outpacing produced volumes. Our Utica key play report has been updated with Wood Mackenzie’s latest views on well performance, costs and operator activity across the play. The in-depth examination cuts to the heart of the latest trends and geological factors influencing well performance and strategic development.