Ohio's Utica Shale Now Has Over 400 Wells Producing

The latest weekly permitting report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reveals that the state has passed another milestone in Utica shale production.

In total, 20 new permits were issued for the week of May 11 to May 17.  Noble County took center stage, with 9 of the 20 permitted wells located there (4 for CNX Gas Company and 5 for Antero Resources).  5 permits were issued to Aubrey McClendon's American Energy Utica for Harrison County wells, 4 were issued for Chesapeake Energy wells in Carroll County, and Belmont County rounds out the report with 2 permits to Gulfport Energy.

There are now 1,272 permits for horizontal drilling in the Ohio Utica shale.  865 wells have been drilled, and the number of wells producing has crossed over the 400 mark, hitting 401.  The Utica rig count is 44.

Click here to view the report.

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