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Website Tracks Seismic Activity in Pennsylvania

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A new website that allows people to track earthquakes and other seismic activity that occurs across Pennsylvania is now live at paseis.geosc.psu.edu. Hosted by Penn State’s Department of Geosciences, the website provides near real-time, open-access data captured by a network of sensors throughout Pennsylvania and in neighboring states. The website is an […]

Utica Production Projected to Drop in November

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Natural gas production in Ohio’s Utica shale is expected to drop by 10 million cubic feet per day in November compared to this month, based on the latest drilling productivity report issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA reports that Utica wells should produce 3.587 billion cubic feet of natural […]

Hilcorp Plans New Wells in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – New permits for horizontal wells in Columbiana County are likely to be approved in the coming weeks, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR records show that Hilcorp Energy Co. on Oct. 3 applied for permits for 11 new horizontal wells in Fairfield Township on the Unkefer property, indicating the […]

Shell Seeks Commitments on Falcon Pipeline Project

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Shell Pipeline Co. LP, a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, is seeking commitments from shippers to use a proposed 94-mile pipeline that would transport ethane from the Utica and Marcellus shale to the energy giant’s $6 billion cracker plant now under construction near Monaca, Pa. The project, known as the Falcon Ethane […]

ODNR Issues 6 Permits in Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six new permits for horizontal wells were issued in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Rice Drilling was awarded three permits to drill new wells in Belmont County, while Antero Resources received three to drill in Noble County for the […]

Utica Rig Count in Eastern Ohio Hits 22

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale reached 22 during the week ended Oct. 1, a signal that the market in this oil and gas play is slowly on the rebound. It’s the highest rig count yet this year in the Utica, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Eighteen […]

Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Hits High Mark for Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week hit its highest mark this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that 18 rigs were operating in the Utica during the week ended Sept. 24, an increase of one since the previous […]

Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Hits High Mark

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week hit its highest mark this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that 18 rigs were operating in the Utica during the week ended Sept. 24, an increase of one since the previous […]

Utica Oil Production Flattens, Gas Production Up

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil production across Ohio’s Utica shale is expected to remain flat in October while natural gas production is anticipated to increase slightly, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The agency’s monthly drilling productivity report shows that oil output in the Utica shale region should remain unchanged in October at 69,000 barrels […]

ODNR Awards Seven Permits in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued seven permits in the Utica shale for the week ended Sept. 10, all of them on the southern portion of the play. Rice Drilling LLC and XTO Energy Inc. received two permits each to drill horizontal wells in Belmont County, according the latest update from […]

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