Pa. Marcellus at 1.5 Bcf/d – Bentek

Friday, October 15, 2010

Marcellus production in Pennsylvania alone reached 1.5 Bcf/d this month, Bentek Energy director of origination and business development Andrew Bradford said yesterday at a roundtable discussion hosted by Hart Energy.

Current levels of Marcellus and Eagle Ford production are outstripping projections issued just a year ago, Bradford added. With Marcellus output ramping up, Appalachian gas production could increase by 4 Bcf/d to total 7 Bcf/d in 2015, equivalent to 50pc of gas consumption in the northeast US, Bradford said. Pennsylvania will account for most of the incremental Marcellus output.

Eagle Ford production could reach 4 Bcf/d by 2015, returning gross gas production in south Texas to 9 Bcf/d, Bradford said. While the region has ample transportation capacity towards the Houston Ship Channal and Henry Hub, the key challenge in the Eagle Ford is conversion of existing gathering networks to accommodate the expected growth in wet gas production, he added.

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