Latest Utica Shale Permitting Report: Rig Count Drops Again

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released the latest weekly permitting report for horizontal drilling in the state's Utica shale play, and the Utica rig count has continued the recent trend by dropping again.

Eight new permits were issued last week.  Six of the permits listed are for wells in Monroe County, while two were for Belmont County sites.

This brings the new total of horizontal drilling permits issued to 2,381.  1,899 wells have been drilled, and 1,486 wells are producing.  The rig count is down from 21 last week to 20 on this latest report.

View the report by clicking here.

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