Tug Hill Unlocks the Deep Utica in West Virginia

E&P business in full development, midstream system connects with multiple markets. The management team behind Tug Hill, which helped pioneer the Marcellus shale more than a decade ago, now says it has cracked the code to economic development of the dry gas Utica in West Virginia. The Fort Worth company’s upstream business, THQ Appalachia I LLC, has been quietly building a highly contiguous acreage position in the state’s Panhandle region and deploying innovative technologies for co-development of the Marcellus and Utica, with backing from private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners. These advancements have made THQA the first operator east of the Ohio River to move beyond appraisal into full pad development of the Utica, with “the lowest-breakeven dry gas in the entire Appalachian Basin,” COO Evan Radler told Drillinginfo. At the same time, Tug Hill’s midstream business, XcL Midstream, has been working with Quantum over the last two years to build a greenfield system to link southwest Appalachian gas production to every major long-haul pipeline in the region. It has now brought online its Appalachia Connector system, which will connect with East Coast, Midwest, Midcontinent, Gulf Coast, and West Coast markets. Radler said in an interview that the pipeline offers… continue reading

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