Marcellus Shale

  • ·  Approximately 360,000 net acres in leading U.S. natural gas play
·  2016 production: 546 MMcfe/d
  • ·  Dissolved upstream joint venture in 2016 for maximum control of assets
·  Near-term focus on completing drilled but uncompleted wells

The Marcellus Shale is recognized as one of the lowest cost domestic shale plays, and is located near major demand markets in the northeast U.S. 

Noble Energy's presence in the Marcellus Shale began in 2011 through a joint venture (JV) agreement with CONSOL Energy. In October 2016, Noble Energy and CONSOL Energy Inc.
announced that the two companies entered into a definitive agreement to separate their Marcellus Shale 50-50 JV.

Read the announcement here.

View an updated map here.

We retained over 360,000 net acres in West Virginia and Pennsylvania along with a substantial amount of natural gas production. Our near-term focus remains on our inventory of drilled uncompleted wells.