The first weekly permitting report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in 2017 shows that it was a slow week of activity.
Only one new permit was issued during the week of January 1 to January 7. It went to Eclipse Resources for the Duane Weisend East 8H well in Noble County.
While permitting was slow, the Utica rig count remained at 23 for the second straight week - which means that the first week of 2017 already matched the highest rig count of all 2016. 2,343 permits are now issued, 1,883 wells have been drilled, and 1,472 wells are producing.
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