399 Utica Shale Wells Now Producing in Ohio as Latest Permitting Update is Released

The latest weekly permitting report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reveals that Ohio's Utica shale is closer to another milestone number.

19 new permits were issued last week.  Both Guernsey and Harrison counties saw 5 new permits issued, with 7 of those 10 permits going to Aubrey McClendon's American Energy Utica.  Chesapeake Energy was issued 3 more permits in Carroll County, while Antero Resources received 3 new permits in Monroe County.  Belmont, Columbiana, and Jefferson counties finished off the report with 1 permit each.

There have now been 1,262 horizontal drilling permits issued in Ohio's Utica shale.  849 wells are drilled, and 399 are producing.  The Utica rig count is 39.

View the report here.

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