The well reached a total depth of 8,900ft, with a horizontal section of approximately 3,400ft.

Based upon open-hole logs, samples and consistent oil shows during drilling operations from both the vertical pilot hole and horizontal leg, Range and its partners have run and cemented in place a production liner to target depth, with completion operations having begun.

Range Resources executive director Pete Landau said that the Ross 3H well represents yet another milestone for Range as the company and its joint venture partners continue to apply the most cost-effective oil field technology.