Shale Energy Law Blog
Utica Shale Development Continues to Grow in Ohio
December 29, 2012
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reports that during the week of December 16 through December 22, it approved 11 new horizontal well drilling permits regarding the Utica/Point Pleasant Shale, the majority of which were issued for operations in Carroll County, which leads the state in well permits issued for the year (177, through December 22, 2012). Other recently issued permits include one in each of Columbiana and Guernsey Counties, and two in Monroe County. Through December 22, the ODNR has issued 485 horizontal well permits, and 196 horizontal wells were drilled under such permits, 45 of which are in production. Additionally, the rig count for Utica Shale development has reached a total of 30 rigs.
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