Goodrich Petroleum Corp. said two wells targeting the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana, Wurtsbaugh 35 No.1 and Demmon 34 No. 1, achieved a 24-hour peak production rate of about 22,500 Mcf/d. Both wells were drilled into the Bethany-Longstreet field in DeSoto Parish, LA, with 4,600-foot laterals. The company holds a 71% working interest (WI) in the Wurtsbaugh well and an 89% WI in the Demmon well. The wells came online in July and August, respectively. Goodrich said company-wide production hit 90,000 Mcfe/d after the completion of both wells. The company added that production "is projected to meaningfully increase again" once it completes the Harris 14&23H-1 (98.5% WI) well, where hydraulic fracturing operations are expected to begin soon.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said last week it has approved requests from Sunoco Pipeline LP to modify permits related to the construction of its Mariner East 2 natural gas liquids pipeline in West Whiteland Township in Chester County, PA. The modified permits, which cover erosion and sediment control and water obstructions and encroachments, reflect a proposed change from horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to a conventional bore at one location, and from HDD to a combination of conventional bore, open trench and HDD at another site. The DEP said the changes should help avoid impacts to a public water supply well and other resources.
In a filing with the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, Spokane, WA-based Avista Utilities has proposed cutting its retail natural gas rates by 8.8% and its electric rates by 2.5%, effective Nov. 1. The request is the result of several rate adjustments by the utility, including a purchased gas adjustment and an electric gas decoupling adjustment. An Avista spokesperson said that the filings do not impact company earnings nor are they related to the pending acquisition of Avista by Toronto-based Hydro One Ltd.
Tulsa-based crude oil logistics provider Getka Energy LLC has completed the purchase of Pacer Energy’s terminal in Cushing, OK, for an undisclosed price. Plans are to increase throughput and delivery via, among other things, an existing pipeline to Enterprise Products Partners LP's terminal at Cushing, which is expected to be in service by the end of 2018. Getka plans to purchase about 22 adjoining acres, increasing the facility's total footprint to 50 acres. Getka is backed by a $250 million initial equity commitment from management and EnCap Flatrock Midstream.