21 Permits Issued in Utica Shale Last Week

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released the latest weekly update for permitting in the state's Utica shale formation.

Following the trend of the past few weeks, permitting activity numbers were up.  21 permits are listed on the report.  Further following the trend of the past few weeks, many of the permits listed are ones that have been re-issued and already were listed on previous reports from the ODNR.  In total there have been 72 permits listed on the last three weekly permitting updates, but the cumulative number of wells permitted has increased by only 30 over that time frame.

Of the 21 permits lasted on the latest report, 13 are for Belmont County.  Three of the permits are in Carroll County, three in Monroe County, and the remaining two were issued for Noble County.

The cumulative total of wells permitted increased by just six since last week, rising to 2,047.  The number of wells drilled now sits at 1,614, and the producing well count has risen to 1,022.  The Utica rig count sits at 21.

View the report below.

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