Appalachia – Utica Play

Utica Play Map

Utica Horizontal Production

The graphic above presents all Utica / Point Pleasant horizontal wells completed in the Appalachian Basin since 2008.

Relative to the Utica, the Point Pleasant generally has more favorable reservoir characteristics for shale development (e.g., higher TOC and brittleness).

Development of these intervals has been heavily concentrated in Ohio. The play is characterized by dry gas production in the eastern part of the state, and increasingly “oily” production moving west.

When present, the Utica / Point Pleasant is encountered below the Marcellus Shale. To date, the Marcellus has been approximately four times as active as the Utica (on the basis of horizontal well count and cumulative gas production).

Methodology Overview

VSO sourced landing bench and production data from IHS to prepare these maps.

Reservoir & Geologic Studies

VSO has completed extensive analysis of well performance and productivity throughout the Appalachian Basin. Additional reservoir and geologic capabilities include:

Assessment of Development Potential and Risks

Type Well Analysis

Evaluation of Well Performance and Interference

Midstream/Supply Studies

Audits/Evaluations of Producing Assets

Key Cross-Sections

Reservoir Quality Maps – Porosity, TOC, OOIP

Upside development Reservoir Quantity Maps – Gross and Net Isopachs

Pressure Trends

Maturity & GOR Impacts