The equipment was moved in and set up at the well site, with the initial stage of the multi-stage stimulation program beginning early this week.

The Russell-Bevly #1 program is anticipated to result in improved flow rates and recovery.

The company had earlier stated that the operation will be performed in four stages consecutively, during which the fracturing fluid and proppant will be placed in each of the four sand reservoir pay zones that have been previously logged in the well.

The company also confirms that the Ross 3H horizontal well in Texas (East Cotton Valley) is expected to be spud later this month.

Range Resources has a 20% interest in the Russell Bevly well.