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
Pennsylvania Governor Bars New Oil and Gas Drilling Leases in State Parks ... - Wall Street Journal
The natural gas industry sharply criticized Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf 's decision Thursday to reinstate a moratorium on future drilling in state parks and forests, which includes cases where private landowners own the ...

Florida off-limits to oil and gas drilling — for now - Florida Today
The Obama administration decided not to open any areas off Florida's coast to oil and gas drilling as part of the draft five-year plan it released Tuesday. The plan covers federal oil and gas leases for the Outer Continental ...

US proposes allowing oil, gas drilling off Atlantic Coast - Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed allowing for the first time oil and gas exploration in a wide swath of U.S. waters off the Atlantic Coast. The 2017 to 2022 drilling plan begins a process that ...

Oil crash: 'Drill, baby, drill' loses momentum - CNNMoney
The biggest drop off in drilling activity is happening in Texas, where oil and natural gas rig counts have fallen by 86 from the year before, Baker Hughes said. The energy slowdown threatens to knock Texas into a recession, ...

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."