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
Public hearing on St. Tammany oil drilling permit set for Nov. 12 - The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
A public hearing on Helis Oil & Gas Co.'s controversial request for a permit to drill a well near Mandeville will be held Nov. 12 at Lakeshore High School, the state Department of Natural Resources said. The hearing will ...

Can GE Continue To Grow Its Oil & Gas Business? - Forbes
GE's oil & gas business has grown at strong rates over the last many years through strategic acquisitions and organic growth. The industrial conglomerate currently is one of the largest suppliers of oil and gas drilling ...

Cameron International: A Leading Supplier of Oil and Natural Gas Drilling Systems - GuruFocus.com
In this article, let's take a look at Cameron International Corp (CAM), a $13.65 billion market cap company, which is a leading international manufacturer of oil and gas blowout preventers, flow control valves, surface and ...

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling and intents - Tulsa World
On completions, MCFPD is thousand cubic feet of gas per day, BOPD is barrels of oil per day. Because of space limitations, we may delete dry wells, "Intent to Drills" and lower-producing wells. Source: Oil-Law Record ...

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."