Last year, Chesapeake Energy released the results of its Buell 8H well in Archer Township, Harrison County, to much fanfare. The returns – a peak rate of 9.5 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 1,425 barrels per day of natural gas liquids and oil (3,010 barrels of oil equivalent) per day – sent a strong signal across the region, and was an incarnation of the incredible potential our natural energy resources hold for future development.

Less than 50 miles down the road in West Virginia, Chesapeake is once again drawing attention with more promising wells coming online.

One of the company’s wells in Ohio County is showing very strong initial production results. The Mark Hickman 5H well has an initial test rate of about 1,195 barrels of oil equivalent per day (290 b/d oil, 305 b/d natural gas liquids, 3.6 mmcf/d).

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