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VCP Michigan, LLC


Areas of Operation


Michigan Antrim Shale 1991-2010


From a five well test program in the summer of 1991, Mr. Darden and Mr. Cook led Mercury Exploration Company with eight total employees, to become the largest natural gas producer in Michigan with 120 employees, and a major US shale gas producer by the spring of 1999. In 2010, Quicksilver Resources, Inc. under Mr. Cook and Mr. Darden’s direction sold the Michigan and related shale gas assets for $1.3 billion.

Michigan Antrim Shale 2020-2022


VCP Michigan, LLC purchased the EnerVest properties in Michigan (1307 wells and 63,000 net leasehold acres) on August 5, 2020.


Upstream and Midstream Project Development

Drilling and Completion Engineering and Supervision

Equipment Removal and Disposition

Production Facility Design, Procurement, Construction, and Operation

Water Resource Evaluation and Management

Landowner Leasing, Rights of Way, and Advisory

Flowline Purging/Flushing and Sealing

Pipeline Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Operation

Producing Well Operation and Accounting

Regulatory Compliance and Reporting

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