Utica Shale Now Over 1,900 Permits; Approaching 900 Producing Wells

Permitting activity continued to be slow and steady last week, according to the latest weekly report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

5 new permits were issued during the week ending May 16.  2 of those permits were for Rex Energy wells in Carroll County, 2 were for Chesapeake Energy wells in Harrison County, and 1 went to XTO Energy for a well in Belmont County.

While this was still a somewhat slow week for permitting, it was enough to push the Utica shale over another milestone number.  There are now 1,902 permits issued for horizontal drilling in Ohio's Utica shale.  Further, 1,484 wells have been drilled and 896 are now producing.  The Utica rig count continues to sag, standing at 25.

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