Utica Shale Permitting Picks Up; Highest Rig Count Since 2015

Utica shale activity looks to be on the increase if the latest weekly update on permitting from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is any indication.

13 permits are listed on the report for the week of January 8 to January 14, 2017.  Six of those permits were issued for Belmont County wells, four for Noble County, and three for Carroll County.

The Utica rig count was back on the rise on this latest report, as well.  It sits at 24, which is the highest rig count we've seen since 2015.  2,353 horizontal permits are now issued, 1,888 wells drilled, and 1,476 wells are producing.

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