Hilcorp Energy Co., the most active driller in the northern tier of the Utica shale in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, is poised to begin aggressive development of its leasehold acreage in the Brinker storage field of Columbiana County.
Data provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources show that Hilcorp recently applied for 25 new horizontal well permits that target three sites in Fairfield Township in the northern section of the county.
ODNR approved six of those permits Nov. 13 and 14, the agency reported. The other 19 are pending.
Much of the acreage lies in or around the Brinker, a 30,000-acre natural gas reserve in the Clinton sandstone strata, 3,000 to 6,000 feet below the surface of the earth.Read the rest of this article by clicking here.
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