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
Help us update our oil, gas drilling rules - Idaho Press-Tribune
Idaho is in the midst of updating administrative rules for oil and gas development. Some opinions have been published recently having to do with various aspects of the rule making, and I'd like to add a voice to the ...

Refracking brings 'vintage' oil and gas wells to life - Yahoo News
"If we don't go to techniques like fracking we're going to lose production globally," says Charles Cherington, Intervale Capital managing partner, discussing the opportunity in fracking, its huge ...

townships fight oil drilling near homes - WDIV Detroit
Shawn: THE SUPERVISOR HAS A MAP OF WHERE IT HAS BEEN LEAKED FOR OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION IN HER TOWNSHIP. ONE AREA IS HERE ON ORCHARD LAKE, NEW HOMES ARE HERE FOR SALE. OIL AND GAS DRILLING HAS A ...

ADEQ: Oil and gas drilling causing pollution - THV 11
According to the state Department of Environmental Quality, gas and oil drilling has a significant impact on pollution, and up until now was grossly underestimated. ADEQ says they expect to see growing pollution problems in ...

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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