Encino in the News

Encino Energy donates $35,000 toward Environment, Health and Safety projects

For Immediate Release, October 17, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Encino Energy made major donations from the Encino Energy Community Partnership Program earlier today supporting environment, health and safety projects in Carroll and Jefferson counties. Read more.

Marcellus-Utica turn U.S. energy picture upside down

Kallanish Energy, March 22, 2019
NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio have transformed the U.S. energy picture, an industry expert said Thursday, Kallanish Energy reports. Read more.

Former Range CEO, Encino Energy is deja vu all over again

Business Times, March 20, 2019 – By Paul Gough
There’s something somewhat familiar about the journey that former Range Resources Chairman and CEO John Pinkerton is taking with his newest company, Encino Energy. Read more.

Former Range Resources execs making big splash in Ohio

Business Times, March 20, 2019 – By Paul Gough
They’ve got the band back together. Encino Energy, which with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired Chesapeake Energy’s Utica holdings for $2 billion last year, has quickly leapt to become one of Ohio’s biggest natural gas producers with 278.1 million cubic feet of natural gas production in 2017. Read more.

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran energy executive joins former colleagues at gas firm

Pittsburgh Business Times, March 18, 2019 – By Paul Gough
John Applegath, the veteran natural gas executive who played a key role in the development of the Marcellus Shale, has left an up-and-coming shale producer to join several former Range Resources Corp. colleagues at another Texas-based energy company.
Applegath joined Southpointe-based Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration last October as SVP and COO. Read more.

Family, Friends Tour Encino Energy Well Pad Named in Memory of Late Petroleum Engineering Student

Encino Energy Press Release, March 11, 2019
CADIZ, OH – Encino Energy hosted family and friends of a Marietta College student who passed away unexpectedly last year, for a tour today of a well pad named in his memory. Joel Wunnenberg was an aspiring petroleum engineer in his first year at Marietta College when he tragically passed away in the spring of 2017.
The naming of the wells was the outcome of a question asked over a year and a half ago, when Derek Krieg, a Marietta College student who previously interned at Chesapeake Energy, approached the company with an idea about how to further Wunnenberg’s legacy since his was tragically cut short.
“I wanted to find a unique way to honor Joel and since he was a petroleum engineering major, naming producing wells in his honor seemed fitting,” said Derek Krieg, Class of ’19. “I’m grateful that Encino Energy has worked with us to make that a reality.”
Encino Energy acquired Chesapeake’s Ohio assets last year and has been drilling on the site near Cadiz for the past few weeks.
“Joel was an outstanding student who challenged himself athletically and academically as a petroleum engineering student and McDonough Scholar. His loss is still felt by the Marietta community,” said Marietta College President William N. Rudd. “Tributes such as this help keep his memory alive, and we’re thankful that Encino has partnered with us, his friends and family to remember his life.”
Earlier this year, a wellhead – named the Wunnenberg 38H – was donated and installed on Marietta College’s campus to help petroleum students better understand the components of modern shale operations.
“I graduated from Marietta with a degree in Petroleum Engineering, so, as a Pioneer, to be a part of this dedication is something really special,” remarked Joe Baker, Encino Energy operations manager. “Encino is honored to see this project to completion and to have a small part in remembering Joel’s life.”

Slow, steady can win race over decades

The Canton Repository Editorial Board, March 10, 2019
Anyone familiar with children’s fables knows slow and steady can win the race. In the world of oil and gas exploration, some companies like to blaze the trail, starting quickly and sprinting for as long as they can — until the commodity, or the money to extract it, runs out. Read more.

Encino Energy shooting for stability in Ohio

Canton Repository, March 8, 2019 – By Shane Hoover
JACKSON TWP. In an industry known for boom-and-bust cycles, Encino Energy plans to follow a strategy of stable development in Ohio’s Utica Shale, President and CEO Hardy Murchison said Friday. Encino Energy is a partner in Encino Acquisitions Partners, which bought Chesapeake Energy’s assets in Ohio last year for $2 billion, including an office building office in Louisville, drilling rights to 900,000 acres and more than 900 wells. Read more.

Encino Plans ‘Big Role’ in Ohio as Work Begins on New Utica Portfolio

Natural Gas Intelligence, March 8, 2019 – By Jamison Cocklin
Houston-based Encino Energy LLC last month took over drilling and completion operations on a massive Utica Shale position in Ohio that it acquired late last year in a $2 billion deal from the play’s pioneer Chesapeake Energy Corp., with plans for steady growth in the state as it works to make the assets its own. Read more.

Encino Belle of the Ball at OOGA’s 72nd Annual Meeting

Marcellus Drilling, March 8, 2019
The Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA) is currently holding their 72nd Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will address the event today. Cool! Kallanish Energy is at the event. They report that Encino Energy, which bought out all of Chesapeake Energy’s considerable Ohio Utica assets last year, was the “center of attention” yesterday. Read more.

Encino Energy talks plans for the Ohio Valley

WTOV9, February 15, 2019 – By Julianna Furfari
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – The Ohio Valley has a new oil and gas company in the area, Encino Energy, which recently bought assets from Chesapeake Energy. Friday night, trustees and community members gathered to hear about the progress the company is making in Jefferson County. Watch video clip.


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