Marcellus and Utica Shale: 3 Popular Kimray Products in Appalachian Basin

Well Site in the Appalachian Basin

The Marcellus and Utica Shale formations stretch Southwest from Lower New York through Pennsylvania, Ohio, and into West Virginia.

This region, known as the Appalachian Basin, is known for its large amounts of natural gas. In July 2018, it accounted for 29% of all U.S. gas production.

Natural Gas Production in the Appalacian Basin

Natural Gas Production in the Appalacian Basin, Graph from EIA

Top Producers in the Marcellus and Utica

  • Southwest
  • Shell
  • MarkWest
  • CNX
  • EQT
  • Chesapeake
  • Eclipse
  • Seneca
  • XTO

3 Popular Kimray Products Used in the Marcellus and Utica Shale

Kimray's High Pressure Control ValveHigh Pressure Control Valve Packages

Our High Pressure Control Valve packages are highly versatile, so producers use them a wide array of applications, including dump valve, back pressure, pressure reducing, suction control, and for plunger lift.


Tritex II Electric Valve ActuatorTritex II Electric Valve Actuator

Because of the high gas volumes in the Marcellus and Utica plays, precise regulation is a big need for producers. The Tritex Electric Actuator is a fast-acting, zero-emission actuator for Kimray High Pressure Control Valves. It features a Class 1, Div 2 rating and an actuation speed of 5 inches per second.

Because it uses battery power rather than pneumatic, it avoids issues with rapid deterioration of parts due to condensate in the gas stream.


Kimray's Electric PilotElectric Pilot

The Kimray Electric Pilot (U.S. Patent Pending) is a stand-alone electric controller that can control pressure, flow, temperature, or level. It features an interactive screen and allows you to control process conditions without the use of a Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), or any other computing hardware.

Producers in the Marcellus-Utica appreciate the ease of use and price compared to an RTU or PLC. Electric control products have a reputation for being complicated and difficult for users to install and configure. Therefore, we designed the Electric Pilot to be simple enough for a general field operator to operate without outside assistance.

The auto-tune feature of the Electric Pilot allows it to identify and settle at a more precise set point than pneumatic pilots.


Looking for more information? Talk to our experts in the Marcellus-Utica—Kimray Sales and Service in Indiana, PA.


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Larry Rolette serves as the District Manager of Kimray’s Sales and Service Store in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

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