Crude oil production in Ohio’s Utica Shale play increased by 38.56% from the fourth quarter of 2017, to the final three months of 2018, Kallanish Energy reports.
Natural gas production grew by 31.89% from Q4 2017 to Q4 2018.
Oil production leaped from more than 4.19 million barrels (Mmbbl), to 5.81 Mmbbl, according to data released Monday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Oil production in Q3 2018 was 5.55 Mmbbl, up 31.79% from Q3 2017.
The state agency reported natural gas production went from 503.07 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in Q4 2017, to 663.53 Bcf in Q4 2018. Natural gas production in Q3 2018 was 605.72 Bcf, up 31.44% from Q3 2017.
The typical Ohio well in the Utica Shale in thje final three months of 2018 produced 2,593 barrels of crude oil and 296.09 million cubic feet (Mmcf) of natural gas, the state agency said.
The quarterly report lists 2,575 horizontal shale wells, mostly in eastern Ohio, of which 2,241 reported oil and natural gas production in Q4 2018.
Condensate and natural gas liquids are part of those totals, but are not maintained separately in Ohio.
The results are available at http://oilandgas.ohiodnr.gov/production.
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