ODNR Releases First Quarter 2019 Utica Shale Production Figures

From the Ohio Department of Natural Resources:
During the first quarter of 2019, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 5,073,536 barrels of oil and 609,452,391 Mcf (609 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. 
Natural gas production from the first quarter of 2019 showed a 14.57 percent increase over the first quarter of 2018, while oil production increased 28.69 percent for the same period. 
 2018 Quarter 1 (Shale)2019 Quarter 1 (Shale)Percentage Change
Barrels of oil3,942,329 bbl5,073,536 bbl28.69%
Mcf of natural gas531,954,017 Mcf609,452,391 Mcf14.57%

The ODNR quarterly report lists 2,277 horizontal shale wells, 2,228 of which reported oil and natural gas production during the quarter. Of the wells reporting oil and natural gas results: 
  • The average amount of oil produced was 2,277 barrels.
  • The average amount of natural gas produced was 273,542 Mcf.
  • The average number of first quarter days in production was 86.
Click here to view the entire production report.

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