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Hilcorp Plans to Drill 3 Wells in Columbiana

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. has applied for three new permits for horizontal wells in Columbiana County, the first interest the company has shown in developing new wells in the Utica this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Hilcorp has applied for three well permits in Elk Run Township, all […]

Oil Production in Utica Shows Modest Increase

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil production in Ohio’s Utica shale is showing a slow ramp up through the first six months of 2017, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA reported Tuesday that wells across the shale play are projected in June to collectively produce 54,807 barrels of oil per day. […]

Eight Utica Permits Issued in Ohio, Rig Count at 23

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued eight permits for new horizontal wells during the week ended May 13, all of them in the southern portion of the state, the agency reports. Ascent Resources LLC secured four new permits and Gulfport Energy Corp. received three permits to drill wells in Belmont County, […]

Rex Energy to Drill 12 Wells in Carroll County

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Rex Energy Corp. plans to drill 12 new wells in Ohio’s Utica shale this year as part of its Warrior North holdings in Carroll County. The drilling and completion activity of the wells will begin during the second half of the year, with an average lateral length of each well of approximately […]

Rig Count Stands at 22 in Ohio Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 22 last week, while 14 new permits for horizontal wells were issued during the week ended May 6, reports the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. All permits were issued for Belmont and Monroe counties in the southeastern tier of the play, […]

Nine Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded nine new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale during the week ended April 29, the agency reports. The number of rigs operating in the Utica stood at 21, one fewer than the previous week, ODNR said. Four permits were issued to Gulfport Energy […]

ODNR Issues Seven Utica Permits, Rig Count at 22

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued seven new permits for horizontal wells last week in the Utica shale, the agency reported Tuesday. ODNR issued six permits to Ascent Resources Utica LLC for wells in Guernsey County in the southeastern portion of the state. The agency issued a single permit to Antero […]

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