Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. has applied for permits to drill four new horizontal wells in Columbiana County, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
If approved, the wells would be the first permits issued for new wells in the northern tier of eastern Ohio’s Utica shale this year.
According to ODNR, the agency received on March 26 applications for two new wells apiece on the Wertz and Johnston properties in Elk Run Township.
There was no new permit activity reported in Mahoning or Trumbull counties, according to ODNR.
Meanwhile, the agency reported it issued 14 new permits for horizontal wells for the week ended March 24 in Ohio’s Utica.Read more by clicking here.
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