Mid East Oil
Welcome to Mid East Oil LLC

Mid East Oil 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.

Mid East Oil 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
RPT-COLUMN-Drilling costs rise as US oil, gas activity picks up: Kemp - Reuters
LONDON, April 26 U.S. oil and gas drilling costs have started to rise in response to a surge in activity and are set to increase further as the slack in the rig market declines. Drilling costs increased by 7 percent between ...

Trump Readying Order to Study Oil and Gas Drilling Off California Coast - GCaptain
By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump will open the door to new oil and natural gas drilling in Pacific waters off the coast of California with a directive Friday that sets up a certain clash with ...

Trump Is Expected to Sign Orders That Could Expand Access to Fossil Fuels - New York Times
The oil drill rig Kulluk in 2013 off Kodiak Island in Alaska. President Trump is expected to sign an order this week opening up protected waters to offshore drilling. Credit James Brooks/Kodiak Daily Mirror, via Associated Press. ...

Drilling potential brings new worry: Will there be money to map? - E&E News
U.S. Geological Survey geologist David Houseknecht has been busy lately, fielding calls from state and federal agencies about new drilling potential in icy Alaska. A recent spate of major oil and gas discoveries from companies ...

Mid East Oil 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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