Gulfport Energy Corporation reported operating results for the third quarter of 2013.
In the Utica, Gulfport recently began flowing into sales pipelines its first dry gas well, the Irons 1-4H, in the Utica Shale. The Irons 1-4H was drilled to a true vertical depth of 9,770 feet with a 6,629 foot horizontal lateral. The well was placed on production at an average gross 24-hour sales rate of 30.3 MMCF per day of natural gas. Based upon composition analysis, the gas being produced is 1,072 BTU gas.
Gulfport spud 14 gross (10.05 net) wells during the third quarter of 2013. At the end of the third quarter, Gulfport had seven gross wells waiting on completion and seven gross wells being drilled. At present, Gulfport has seven horizontal rigs drilling on the 39th through 45th gross wells of 2013 in the play. During 2014, Gulfport has budgeted $594 million to $634 million to drill approximately 85 to 95 gross (64 to 71 net) wells in the Utica.
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