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The latest facts and a rumor from the Marcellus and Utica Shale

Dry Gas Drilling.   The current natural gas price is $3.45 mcf.  If the price remains between $4 mcf and $5 mcf look for significant increase in dry gas drilling.

Latest September Permit Information for OH and PA (Thank you Farm and Dairy magazine)

  • Carroll County
    Carroll County remains a hot spot of activity, leading the number of Utica shale permits issued again.
    There were five permits issued for Carroll Count sites in September: four in Loudon Township on what appears to be separate properties, and one in Harrison Township. All of the permits were issued to Chesapeake Exploration, LLC.
  • Guernsey County
    In Guernsey County, four permits were issued. In Center Township, one was issued to Devon Energy Production Co. Two permits were issued in Oxford Township to Hess Ohio Development, and one was issued in Spencer Township to EQT Production Company.  This is EQT’s first well in OH
  • Single permits
    Single permits were issued in Belmont, Holmes, Mahoning and Monroe counties.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation was issued a permit in Somerset Township in Belmont County.
    The permit issued in Holmes County was issued for a site in Salt Creek Township to Devon Energy Production.
    In Mahoning County, the permit was issued in Jackson Township to CNX Gas Company, LLC.
    And in Monroe County, a permit was issued in Franklin Township to Hall Drilling, LLC.
    Three permits were issued each in Portage and Harrison counties.
  • Portage County
    In Portage County, three permits were issued in Garrettsville Township to Mountaineer Keystone LLC on the same property.  Portage is a county where drilling is picking, but is below most people’s radar screen.
  • Harrison County
    And in Harrison County, two permits were issued in Nottingham Township to Gulfport Energy Corporation and one in Franklin Township to Hess Ohio Development LLC.
    Two permits were issued in both Columbiana and Coshocton counties.
  • Columbiana
    In Columbiana County, there were permits issued in Center and Salem townships, both to Chesapeake Exploration, LLC.
  • Coshocton
    In Coshocton County, the permits were issued to Oxford and Mill Creek townships. Both permits were issued to Devon Energy Production Co.
  • PA permit information for September
    • Bradford  32
    • Lycoming   31
    • Washington   29
    • Susquehanna 28
    • Westmoreland 17
    • Tioga   15
    • Wyoming    7
    • Greene    7
    • Cameron    4
    • Butler     4
    • Armstrong    4
    • Fayette    3
    • Elk     2
    • Clearfield    1
    • Sullivan    1
    • Potter     1

US Geological Survey forecasts 127,000 in the Utica Shale. The drilling and oilfield services industry should be pleased with the first assessment of oil and gas reserves in the Utica Shale play by the US Geological Survey, which indicates that extraction of the reserves would take approximately 110,000 wells in the gas window and another 17,500 wells in the oil window.
To date, about 144 horizontal wells have been drilled in Ohio, which is where the richest reserves are located. By comparison, about 26,000 wells have been drilled so far in the overlying Marcellus Shale formation, which is generally considered to be about two to three years ahead of the Utica in terms of development.

Gulfport Energy hits high producing well in Belmont County. The Shugert 1-1H well is the No. 1 producing Utica shale well in Ohio, based on numbers released Tuesday by the Oklahoma energy company.
The well in Belmont County in eastern Ohio is believed to be the No. 1 producing well in the Utica shale in Ohio and surrounding states, reports the Pennsylvania-based Marcellus Drilling News that covers Utica and Marcellus shale developments.

Baker Hughes Rig Counts

  • Baker Hughes Rigs count for the October 12 reporting week.  OH rig counts keeps inching up.
    • PA Marcellus 63 rigs – unchanged
    • PA Utica 3 rigs – Unchanged
    • Ohio Utica 23 rigs – up 
    • WV Marcellus 27 rigs – unchanged

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