Ohio Now Has 1,218 Permits, 829 Wells Drilled in Utica Shale

The latest round of permitting in Ohio resulted in 12 new permits for horizontal drilling.

5 permits each were issued for Belmont and Harrison counties.  All 5 in Belmont were issued to Gulfport Energy, while the 5 Harrison County permits went to Chesapeake Energy.  1 permit was issued to Chesapeake Energy for a Carroll County well, and 1 went to Aubrey McClendon's American Energy Utica for the Shugert Daddy Wls Gr 5H well in Guernsey County.

Last week's activity pushes the Utica shale in Ohio up to 1,218 total permits, with 829 wells drilled and 389 wells producing.  The Utica rig count is 36.

You can view the full report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources by clicking here.

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