17 New Permits Issued Last Week for Utica Shale Drilling

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released the latest weekly update on permitting activity in the Utica shale.  Things remained busy last week.

17 new permits were issued.  Monroe County was the main spot, with 9 of the 17 permits being issued for wells there.  Rounding things out were Belmont County (4), Noble County (2), Carroll County (1), and Guernsey County (1).

With this latest activity, there have now been 1,532 permits issued for horizontal drilling in Ohio's Utica shale.  The report reveals that there have now been 1,092 wells drilled, while 577 are producing.  The Utica rig count is 43.

View the report in its entirety by clicking right here.

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