Ohio Inches Closer to 1,000 Utica Shale Well Permits, 200 Wells Producing

The latest report on weekly permitting activity from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shows that the Utica shale is inching a little bit closer to a couple of milestone numbers.

8 new permits were issued last week.  6 of those were issued to Chesapeake: 3 in Carroll County, 2 in Columbiana County, and 1 in Guernsey County.  In addition, 1 permit was issued to Hess Ohio Resources for a Jefferson County well, and 1 to Antero Resources for a Noble County site.

The grand total of Utica shale permits in Ohio has now reached 995.  There are 609 wells drilled and 189 producing.  The Utica rig count is 44.

View the whole report here.

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