Nine New Permits in Utica Shale Last Week as Rig Count Drops by One

Nine new permits were issued for horizontal drilling in Ohio's Utica shale last week, according to the weekly report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Five of those permits were for Monroe County wells, all issued to Gulfport Energy.  Two permits each were for sites in Belmont and Noble counties.

This latest activity brings the new cumulative totals for Ohio's Utica shale to 2,330 wells permitted, 1,873 wells drilled, and 1,472 wells producing.  The Utica rig count dropped from a 2016 high of 23 on last week's report to 22 this week.

View the report below or download it by clicking here.

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