One of North America's Premier Shale Plays
The Utica shale is an organic-rich, unconventional oil and gas reservoir that grades into the underlying Point Pleasant shale. Because of its higher productivity, the deeper, richer Point Pleasant shale is the more common drilling target. Technological advances in drilling and fracturing have allowed energy companies like Antero to unlock the area’s resources while protecting the environment.
The Energy Information Administration estimates proven gas reserves in the Ohio portion of the play at 6.4 trillion cubic feet. Antero has an 78,000-acre position in the Point Pleasant shale of eastern Ohio, the most prolific part of the play.