10 New Utica Permits Issued in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 10 new horizontal well permits during the week ended Sept. 26, all of them concentrated in the southern tier of the oil and gas play.

Gulfport Energy Corp. received six permits to drill in Belmont County, ODNR reports. Ascent Resources Utica LLC was awarded permits to drill four wells, one each in Guernsey and Harrison counties, and two in Jefferson County.

Since 2010, ODNR reports, 2,017 permits have been issued in the Utica. Of that number, 1,598 wells are drilled and 1,014 in production.

The rig count stood at 21 in the Utica compared to 22 in operation the previous week, ODNR said.

There were no new permits issued for Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana counties. And, there were no new Utica permits issued in nearby Lawrence or Mercer counties in western Pennsylvania during the week, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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