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Eight More Well Permits for Southern Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued eight new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended April 15, while the rig count stood at 19. Seven of the wells are permitted for Jefferson County, while a single well is slated for Harrison County, ODNR reported. Chesapeake […]

ODNR Issues 15 Permits for Southern Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale for the week ended April 8, the agency reports. All of the permits were issued in the southern portion of the Utica – in this case Belmont, Jefferson and Noble counties. Antero Resources secured five […]

Application Filed to Plug Well that Triggered Quakes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The injection well that was responsible for triggering a series of earthquakes in the Mahoning Valley six years ago is slated to be shut-in for good. An application to formally plug and abandon the closed Northstar #1 disposal well was filed April 6 and is under review by the Ohio Department of […]

ODNR Issues 23 Permits in Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 23 permits for horizontal wells in Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended April 1 – so far this year the most in one week, the agency reports. Antero Resources Corp. secured 10 new permits – six in Monroe County and four in Noble County […]

ODNR Issues Nine Permits for Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued nine horizontal permits for the Utica shale region during the week ended March 25, the agency reports. All nine permits were issued for wells in Belmont County in the southern portion of the play, where oil and gas production is the strongest. ODNR awarded six […]

Seven Permits Issued Last Week in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven permits for horizontal wells were issued last week in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, according to an update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Rice Drilling LLC received four permits for wells in Belmont County, Antero Resources Corp. was awarded two permits for wells in Monroe County, and Ascent Resources Utica […]

Region Could Support 4 More Cracker Plants: Study

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new study says that by 2030 Pennsylvania is capable of producing enough ethane to support four more cracker complexes in the Marcellus and Utica shale region – and that’s excluding Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion cracker project under construction in Monaca, Pa. The report, “Prospects to Enhance Pennsylvania’s Opportunities in Petrochemical […]

Utica Gas Production Passes Trillion Cubic Foot Mark

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Horizontal wells operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale region yielded more than 1.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas during 2016, a 43.4% increase from 2015, according to the latest production reports from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported Monday that the Utica produced 1.370 trillion cubic feet of natural […]

ODNR Issues 13 Permits in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued 13 horizontal well permits to four energy exploration companies operating in the Utica shale, the agency reports. Ascent Resources LLC received four permits — one for a well in Belmont County and three others for wells in Jefferson County. Chesapeake Exploration LLC was […]

ODNR Issues Four Permits in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued four new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended March 4, the agency reported. Ascent Resources LLC, based in Oklahoma, was issued all four permits, three for wells in Jefferson County and one for a well in Belmont County. […]

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