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Six Permits Awarded in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Hilcorp Secures Three Utica Permits in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six permits for horizontal wells to energy companies drilling for oil and gas in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, the agency reports. Permits were awarded to XTO Energy Inc., a division of Exxon Mobil, to drill four new wells in Belmont County for the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six permits for horizontal wells to energy companies drilling for oil and gas in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, the agency reports. Permits were awarded to XTO Energy Inc., a division of Exxon Mobil, to drill four new wells...

Hilcorp Seeks New Wells in Columbiana County

Ascent Resources Strengthens Position in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. has applied for permits to drill four new horizontal wells in Columbiana County, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. If approved, the wells would be the first permits issued for new wells in the northern tier of eastern Ohio’s Utica shale this […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. has applied for permits to drill four new horizontal wells in Columbiana County, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. If approved, the wells would be the first permits issued for new wells in the northern tier of...

Permits Granted for 3 Injection Wells in Brookfield

Permits Granted for 3 Injection Wells in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued permits for Pittsburgh-based Highland Field Services Inc. to drill three new Class II injection wells just off state Route 7 in the township. ODNR’s Division of Oil and Gas approved the three permits March 16, according to ODNR records. The company, a division of […]

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued permits for Pittsburgh-based Highland Field Services Inc. to drill three new Class II injection wells just off state Route 7 in the township. ODNR’s Division of Oil and Gas approved the three permits March 16, according to ODNR records....

18 Rigs Operating In Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 18 oil and gas rigs were operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week. The rig count in the Utica has dropped since the week ended Feb. 24, when ODNR reported 21 rigs drilling in the Utica. The number of permits for new horizontal […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 18 oil and gas rigs were operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week. The rig count in the Utica has dropped since the week ended Feb. 24, when ODNR reported 21 rigs drilling in the Utica. The number...

Pin Oak Energy Pins Hope on Northern Utica

Pin Oak Energy Pins Hope on Northern Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Where others have experienced nothing short of a bust, an Akron oil and gas company envisions nothing but opportunity. Pin Oak Energy Partners LLC is jockeying for position in the northern tier of the Utica shale, especially in Trumbull County and parts of Mahoning County in Ohio, and Mercer County in Pennsylvania. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Where others have experienced nothing short of a bust, an Akron oil and gas company envisions nothing but opportunity. Pin Oak Energy Partners LLC is jockeying for position in the northern tier of the Utica shale, especially in Trumbull County and parts of Mahoning County in Ohio,...

ODNR Reports Show Belmont County as Utica Hot Spot

Rigs in Utica Shale Unchanged from Last Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The southern tier of eastern Ohio’s Utica shale – especially Belmont County – continues to draw attention from major energy companies as the oil and gas play’s hot spot. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued nine new permits to three exploration companies, all of them seeking to develop horizontal […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The southern tier of eastern Ohio’s Utica shale – especially Belmont County – continues to draw attention from major energy companies as the oil and gas play’s hot spot. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued nine new permits to three exploration companies, all of...

ShaleNET Supplies Skills for Industry Pipeline

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Conventional wisdom holds that the downturn in the oil and gas industry several years ago snuffed out much of the opportunity across the Utica shale in Ohio, or at least stunted its economic impact. While the slump hit tube manufacturers hard, and drilling programs were curtailed, demand for workers in other […]

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Conventional wisdom holds that the downturn in the oil and gas industry several years ago snuffed out much of the opportunity across the Utica shale in Ohio, or at least stunted its economic impact. While the slump hit tube manufacturers hard, and drilling programs were curtailed,...

Chesapeake to Bring 40 Utica Wells into Production

new permits for horizontal oil and gas wells

OKLAHOMA CITY – Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to place 40 of its wells into production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during 2018, the company announced Thursday as part of its fourth quarter and year-end financial and operational results. Chesapeake said that it placed 67 wells into commission in 2017 and plans to operate two drilling […]

OKLAHOMA CITY – Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to place 40 of its wells into production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during 2018, the company announced Thursday as part of its fourth quarter and year-end financial and operational results. Chesapeake said that it placed 67 wells into commission in 2017 and...

Injection Well Use Down in Trumbull, Up in Mahoning

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Four years ago, Trumbull County was widely considered the dumping ground for contaminated wastewater that resulted from drilling oil and gas production wells across the Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In 2014, companies that operated Class II injection wells in the county reported they collectively accepted more than […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Four years ago, Trumbull County was widely considered the dumping ground for contaminated wastewater that resulted from drilling oil and gas production wells across the Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In 2014, companies that operated Class II injection wells in the county reported...

ODNR Reports 24 Rigs in Utica Shale

ODNR issues four new permits for horizontal wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four new permits for horizontal wells were issued to energy companies exploring eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended Feb. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ascent Resources Utica LLC secured three permits for wells in Jefferson County, while Gulfport Appalachia LLC was awarded a single permit for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four new permits for horizontal wells were issued to energy companies exploring eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended Feb. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ascent Resources Utica LLC secured three permits for wells in Jefferson County, while Gulfport Appalachia LLC was...