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Pin Oak Acquires 43K Utica Acres in Northwest Pa.

AKRON, Ohio — Pin Oak Energy Partners, which last year acquired 64,000 acres of leasehold rights in the northern trend of the Utica shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania, has expanded its footprint. Pin Oak said in a statement that it has closed a deal with SWEPI LP, a division of Royal Dutch Shell, for approximately […]

AKRON, Ohio -- Pin Oak Energy Partners, which last year acquired 64,000 acres of leasehold rights in the northern trend of the Utica shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania, has expanded its footprint. Pin Oak said in a statement that it has closed a deal with SWEPI LP, a division of...

Eight New Permits Issued in Utica Shale

ODNR issues four new permits for horizontal wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued eight new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale during the week ended April 6, according to the latest data provided by the agency.  Ascent Resources Utica LLC secured five permits for wells in Belmont County, while Eclipse Resources was awarded three permits […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued eight new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale during the week ended April 6, according to the latest data provided by the agency.  Ascent Resources Utica LLC secured five permits for wells in Belmont County, while Eclipse...

U.S. Natural Gas Production Hit New Record in 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports that natural gas production in the United States grew by 10 billion cubic feet per day during 2018, an 11% increase compared to the previous year. The growth marked the largest annual production increase on record, reaching an all-time high for the second consecutive year, EIA […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports that natural gas production in the United States grew by 10 billion cubic feet per day during 2018, an 11% increase compared to the previous year. The growth marked the largest annual production increase on record, reaching an all-time high for...

ODNR Issues 2 Well Permits in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week awarded five new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale – two of which are targeted for Columbiana County. ODNR approved permits March 18 for Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. to drill two horizontal wells at the Auer well pad in Elk Run Township, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week awarded five new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale – two of which are targeted for Columbiana County. ODNR approved permits March 18 for Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. to drill two horizontal wells at the Auer well...

Work Underway at Injection Well Idled by Quake

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work is underway at a Class II injection well site in Coitsville Township that was drilled, but then idled after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Mahoning Valley more than seven years ago. On Friday morning, backhoes and construction workers were busy at the well site along McCartney Road, preparing the area […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Work is underway at a Class II injection well site in Coitsville Township that was drilled, but then idled after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Mahoning Valley more than seven years ago. On Friday morning, backhoes and construction workers were busy at the well site along...

ODNR Issues Six New Permits for Utica Shale Wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new horizontal well permits to energy companies exploring Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended March 16, the agency reports. Three permits were issued to Chesapeake Exploration LLC and three more to Ascent Resources Utica LLC to drill wells in Harrison County, data show. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new horizontal well permits to energy companies exploring Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended March 16, the agency reports. Three permits were issued to Chesapeake Exploration LLC and three more to Ascent Resources Utica LLC to drill wells...

Hilcorp Eyes Two New Wells in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. has applied for three permits related to new horizontal well activity in Columbiana County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR data show that Hilcorp has submitted applications for two new horizontal wells in Elk Run Township at the ElkRun-Auer well pad targeting the Utica/Point Pleasant shale […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. has applied for three permits related to new horizontal well activity in Columbiana County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR data show that Hilcorp has submitted applications for two new horizontal wells in Elk Run Township at the ElkRun-Auer well pad...

Utica Shale Production Reaches Record in Q4

Utica Shale Production

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Production of oil and gas from Utica shale wells in Ohio continues to hit new records, according to the latest results released Monday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that energy companies drilling across the state yielded 663.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the quarter ended Dec. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Production of oil and gas from Utica shale wells in Ohio continues to hit new records, according to the latest results released Monday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that energy companies drilling across the state yielded 663.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas...

ODNR Issues Nine Utica Permits

Utica Shale Production

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded nine new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale during the week ended Feb. 23, the agency reported. Six of those permits were issued to Ascent Resources LLC for four wells in Guernsey County and two wells in Jefferson County, according to ODNR. Eclipse […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded nine new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale during the week ended Feb. 23, the agency reported. Six of those permits were issued to Ascent Resources LLC for four wells in Guernsey County and two wells in Jefferson...

Two Well Permits Awarded in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. has secured two new permits for horizontal wells in Columbiana County, according to the most recent data posted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Both wells are targeted for Elk Run Township on the Johnston pad, and are the first permits awarded in Columbiana County since August 2018, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. has secured two new permits for horizontal wells in Columbiana County, according to the most recent data posted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Both wells are targeted for Elk Run Township on the Johnston pad, and are the first permits awarded in...