5 New Utica Shale Permits Issued Last Week; Rig Count Down to 50

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released the latest weekly permitting update for Utica shale drilling.  Not surprisingly, activity was down during the short holiday week.

First, an update on the previous week, which we didn't get a chance to post about last week.  For the week ending 12/20/14 there were 37 new permits issued.  The breakdown by county: Harrison County (13), Belmont County (7), Noble County (6), Guernsey County (4), Monroe County (4), Carroll County (3).

After that active week, there were just 5 permits issued during the week ending 12/27/14.  4 of those were for Guernsey County wells and 1 was issued for Monroe County.

The latest cumulative totals come to 1,735 permits issued, 1,277 wells drilled, and 707 wells producing.  The Utica rig count fell to 55 during the week ending on the 20th, then fell further to 50 last week.

View the report for the week ending 12/20/14 by clicking here.

The latest report can be viewed by clicking here.

And here is the latest breakdown by county:

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