Profile: Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)
22 Nov 2017
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (Chesapeake), incorporated on November 19, 1996, is a producer of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Exploration and Production, and Marketing, Gathering and Compression. The exploration and production segment is responsible for finding and producing oil, natural gas and NGL. The marketing, gathering and compression segment is responsible for marketing, gathering and compression of oil, natural gas and NGL. As of December 31, 2016, it owned interests in approximately 22,700 oil and natural gas wells. It has a diverse resource base of onshore the United States unconventional natural gas and liquids assets. It has positions in resource plays of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Utica Shale in Ohio, the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the stacked pay in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. Its natural gas resource plays are the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas and the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania. It also owns an oil and natural gas marketing business.
The Company focuses its exploration, development, acquisition and production efforts in the two geographic operating divisions, southern division and northern division. The Southern Division includes the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Anadarko Basin in northwestern Oklahoma and the Haynesville/Bossier Shales in northwestern Louisiana and East Texas. The Northern Division includes the Utica Shale in Ohio, the Marcellus Shale in the northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming. As of December 31, 2016, it held an interest in approximately 22,700 gross productive wells, including 19,100 properties in which it held a working interest and 3,600 properties in which it held an overriding or royalty interest. Of the wells in which it had a working interest, 14,500 gross were classified as natural gas productive wells and 4,600 gross were classified as oil productive wells, as of December 31, 2016.
Chesapeake Energy Marketing, L.L.C., one of the Company's subsidiaries, provides oil, natural gas and NGL marketing services, including commodity price structuring, securing and negotiating gathering, hauling, processing and transportation services, contract administration and nomination services for Chesapeake and other interest owners in Chesapeake-operated wells. It also performs marketing services for third-party producers in wells in which it does not have an interest. Oil production is sold under market-sensitive short-term or spot price contracts. Natural gas and NGL production is sold to purchasers under percentage-of-proceeds contracts, percentage-of-index contracts or spot price contracts. It operates its compression business through the subsidiaries Compass Manufacturing, L.L.C. (Compass) and MidCon Compression, L.L.C. (MidCon). Compass designs, engineers, fabricates, installs and sells natural gas compression units, accessories and equipment used in the production, treatment and processing of oil and natural gas. A majority of the completed compressors are sold to MidCon. As of December 31, 2016, MidCon operated wellhead and system compressors, with approximately 150,000 horsepower of compression, to facilitate the transportation of natural gas primarily produced from Chesapeake-operated wells.
Chesapeake Energy Corp
6100 N WESTERN AVE
OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73118
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- BRIEF-Appaloosa Lp cuts share stake in Chesapeake, Bank of America
- U.S. Justice Department ends probe of Chesapeake mineral royalty practices
- U.S. Justice Dept ends probe of Chesapeake mineral royalty practices
- Chesapeake warns of modest 2018 production growth
- UPDATE 3-Chesapeake warns of modest 2018 production growth