Trans Energy Spuds Second Horizontal Well in Marcellus Shale
Trans Energy has begun drilling the Hart-28H well in Wetzel County, West Virginia. The Hart-28H will be
drilled and completed horizontally in the Marcellus shale, a prolific new "resource play" in Appalachia, similar to the Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville Shales which have grown to become a significant base of hydrocarbon reserves in the United States.
The Company plans to drill the vertical portion of the Hart-28H well to a depth above the kick-off point and set casing. A second, larger rig will follow-on to drill the horizontal portion at a depth of approximately 7,000 feet. The company's current plan calls for keeping the rigs drilling continuously through 2009.
James K. Abcouwer, President and CEO of Trans Energy, said, "We have to-date successfully drilled four vertical Marcellus wells. Beginning a horizontal program is another significant step forward for Trans Energy to
properly develop its acreage position in northern West Virginia. Our plans call for a combination of verticals and horizontals to optimize the recovery. This approach, along with the construction of our gas gathering pipelines with multiple interstate pipeline connections, is the heart of our development plan."
The company continues to expand its acreage position centered on the Wetzel, Marion, Marshall, and Doddridge Counties area, which it believes to be the heart of the most prolific Marcellus resource in Appalachia.
- Trans Energy Posts Production Results for Groves Well (May 23)
- Trans Energy Completes Frac Ops at Marcellus Well (Apr 08)
- Trans Energy Notes Production Results at Marcellus Well (Mar 25)