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Eclipse Resources Enters Into $325M Utica Joint Venture

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Eclipse Resources has signed an agreement with Sequel Energy Group to establish a joint venture to drill in the Utica shale in southeastern Ohio, the company announced Wednesday. Sequel has committed up to $325 million to fund its portion of two drilling programs that include 34 existing wells and those wells […]

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Eclipse Resources has signed an agreement with Sequel Energy Group to establish a joint venture to drill in the Utica shale in southeastern Ohio, the company announced Wednesday. Sequel has committed up to $325 million to fund its portion of two drilling programs that include 34...

Rig Count Rises in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale continues to increase, while permits issued for new horizontal wells jumped during the week ended July 29, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that the Utica’s rig count stood at 27 for the week, the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale continues to increase, while permits issued for new horizontal wells jumped during the week ended July 29, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that the Utica’s rig count stood at...

Rig Count Rises to 26 in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 26 oil and gas rigs were operational in the Utica shale during the week ended July 22, three more than the previous week. ODNR, however, did not issue a single new horizontal permit to energy exploration companies during the week. To date, there are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 26 oil and gas rigs were operational in the Utica shale during the week ended July 22, three more than the previous week. ODNR, however, did not issue a single new horizontal permit to energy exploration companies during the...

Anti-Fracking Group to Submit Signatures for Ballot Issue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This November city voters will again – for the seventh time since May 2013 – vote on a ballot issue to restrict activity related to oil and gas extraction in the city. The Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee will hold a news conference Monday to announce it has secured the necessary […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This November city voters will again – for the seventh time since May 2013 – vote on a ballot issue to restrict activity related to oil and gas extraction in the city. The Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee will hold a news conference Monday to announce...

PSU Research Studies Impact of Frack Wastewater

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Given Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources, it’s no surprise that the commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought. According to the U.S. Energy […]

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Given Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources, it’s no surprise that the commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought....

10 Horizontal Permits Issued for New Utica Wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded 10 new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale during the week ended July 15, according to the agency’s latest report. Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy Corp. received the most permits with seven – four for wells in Belmont County and another three in Monroe […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded 10 new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale during the week ended July 15, according to the agency’s latest report. Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy Corp. received the most permits with seven – four for wells in Belmont County...

Oil and Gas Production Rises in the Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and gas production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale is projected to rise next month as exploration activity continues to trend upward in the shale play, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report shows that the Utica is expected to produce 52,000 barrels of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and gas production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale is projected to rise next month as exploration activity continues to trend upward in the shale play, according to the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report shows that the Utica is expected...

Utica Rig Count Stands at 25

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of active oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale as measured by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources stood at 25 for the week ended July 8, the agency reported. The previous week, the Utica boasted 23 rigs operating in the Utica, ODNR reported. ODNR issued just […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of active oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale as measured by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources stood at 25 for the week ended July 8, the agency reported. The previous week, the Utica boasted 23 rigs operating in the Utica,...

ODNR Issues 11 Permits for Utica Wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded 11 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, according to the agency’s latest update. Triad Hunter LLC secured four horizontal well permits, Gulfport Energy Corp. was awarded three permits, and EM Energy Ohio received two permits, all of them in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded 11 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, according to the agency’s latest update. Triad Hunter LLC secured four horizontal well permits, Gulfport Energy Corp. was awarded three permits, and EM Energy Ohio received two...

Hilcorp Solidifies Position in Northern Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and gas exploration in the northern section of the Utica shale is starting to accelerate once again, led by Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. Over the past 12 months, Hilcorp has solidified its base in the northern Utica – especially Columbiana County – through new lease acquisitions, amendments to and renewals of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and gas exploration in the northern section of the Utica shale is starting to accelerate once again, led by Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. Over the past 12 months, Hilcorp has solidified its base in the northern Utica – especially Columbiana County – through new lease acquisitions,...