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Eclipse Resources Corp. has drilled what could be the world's longest onshore lateral in Ohio's Guernsey County. The company drilled, completed and turned to sales the Purple Hayes 1H during the first quarter. It's a massive Utica Shale well, with a lateral of 18,544 feet that was drilled in just 18 days and completed with a slickwater frack of 124 stages spaced at 150-feet.

Chesapeake Energy to Resume Limited Natural Gas Drilling in Utica, Marcellus Shales
Chesapeake Energy Corp. intends to resume drilling Utica Shale wells in eastern Ohio in 2016 and 2017, company officials said Thursday.

Gulfport Energy Corporation Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:GPOR) reported financial and operational results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 and provided an update on its 2016 activities.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has produced new maps that show the structure, thickness, and geologic setting of the Utica Shale play and the location of production wells. Production of oil and natural gas from the Utica play has increased since 2011, with more than 1,700 wells drilled as of January 2016. The Utica play includes both the Utica formation and the deeper Point Pleasant formation, each with its own characteristics.

U.S. Shale Firm's Bankruptcy Exit Shows New Chapter Just as Tough
Magnum Hunter Resources Corp and its founder Gary Evans are emblematic for the U.S. shale revolution: it started small, borrowed heavily to snap up land and rivals and then crumbled under the weight of debt when prices crashed. Now, the oil and gas company is among the first casualties of the energy slump to exit bankruptcy and Evans has a message for its peers: even once you are debt-free you cannot take survival for granted if energy prices do not recover soon.

Diversified Gas & Oil completed the acquisition of all the conventional assets of Eclipse Resources in the State of Ohio
On 13 April 2016, DGO completed the acquisition of all the conventional assets of Eclipse Resources in the State of Ohio (USA). The assets acquired included approximately 1,300 conventional oil and gas wells producing approximately 250 barrels of oil per day ("BOPD") and 3,000 MCF per day of natural gas production. This is the Company's largest acquisition in the State of Ohio to date.  As a result of this acquisition, DGO now owns and operates approximately 5,000 conventional wells in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, producing approximately 450 BOPD and 13,000 MCF per day of natural gas.

Appeals court hears arguments on Nexus Pipeline access.
Three appeals court judges heard 33 minutes of oral arguments in the continuing fight over survey access in Medina County for the $2 billion Nexus Pipeline. The Akron-based 9th District Court of Appeals will decide the case at sometime in the future, Judge Donna Carr said at the conclusion of the short hearing. About 35 Medina County landowners attended the session.