Welcome to Horizontal Exploration LLC

Horizontal Exploration is an exploration and production company with a mission to profit from the utilization of advanced drilling technologies in the proven and well-known oil producing sands of the Appalachian Basin.

Horizontal currently operates more than 70 vertical oil and gas wells and has more than 7400 acres of production and development acreage.

If you're interested in the latest, most cost and results effective technologies for drilling, and would like to lease to us, please contact us via phone or email.
Industry News
Biz coalition asks Polis to drop oil, gas drilling initiatives - The Denver Post
Jared Polis, D-Boulder, to withdraw his support for local control of oil and gas drilling ballot initiatives. In a letter to Polis, the group said that the two initiatives would "create devastating consequences for our ...

DEP: Oil and gas operations damaged water supplies 209 times since end of '07 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Environmental regulators are required by law to determine within 45 days of getting a drilling-related water complaint if oil and gas operations contaminated a water supply or reduced its flow. DEP reports its findings in letters ...

US Natural Gas Drilling's Rise Lifting Oil Service Company Profits - International Business Times
All three firms suggested a bright outlook for the third quarter of 2014 as U.S. offshore and onshore oil and gas drilling continues to pick up. “We expect North America activity levels to continue to improve, with margins ...

County candidates talk roads, water resources, oil/gas drilling - Hometownlife.com
The two candidates, who will vie for a seat on the Oakland County Commission representing the 14th District, responded to a questionnaire provided by the Farmington Observer. The candidates are Republican Gerald Skinner of ...

Horizontal Exploration in the News
Marcellus, Utica Shales Make Northeast Focal Point Of Growing U.S. Production

Horizontal drilling, fracking begins in old, shallow oil and gas fields
If we could take a tiny glass elevator down the trajectory of a Marcellus Shale well, we would see slabs of coal, sandstone, shale and siltstone alternating and colliding with one another for thousands of feet until we finally reach the target rock.

Today, half a dozen local oil and gas companies are forgoing the full ride. They're getting off the elevator halfway down, before the Elk Sandstone formation that separates the conventional oil and gas reservoirs from the deeper, unconventional plays across the old oil and gas fields of Pennsylvania.

These reservoirs that have been fueling this region for decades all but faded into an afterthought when the Marcellus Shale boom redefined the industry five years ago.

As Bill Zagorski, vice president of geology with Range Resources, which pioneered development of the Marcellus region, recently told a group of mostly small companies at an industry conference, "We're able to look at these old plays with horizontal eyes, with Marcellus eyes."

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