What Can Be Learned From 2012 Ohio Oil & Gas Summary?

Bob Downing of the Akron Beacon Journal shares some interesting tidbits from the 2012 Ohio Oil & Gas Summary that was released recently:
-- Ohio had 5,836 registered well owners who were operating 64,570 wells in 2012.
-- A total of 553 wells were drilled in 44 of Ohio's 88 counties in 2012.
-- Carroll County was the most active with 87 wells drilled in that year.
The rest of the Top 10 were: Noble, 49; Licking, 42; Knox, 40; Stark, 36; Monroe, 31; Columbiana, 30; Harrison, 22; Coshocton, 18; and Guernsey, 18.
Those totals include horizontal wells plus shallow vertical-only wells.
 -- A total of 198 wells were drilled to the Utica shale in 2012.
-- The longest horizontal well was one in Jefferson County that stretched 16,664 feet or more than three miles.
Read more here.

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