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Utica well activity

Drilling doesn’t seem to be slowing down in the Utica Shale.  Even with several companies scaling back on spending and rigs, the Utica is still going strong and continuing to provide jobs for Ohio.

Over the past years, the unemployment rate in nine Ohio Counties and the entire state has decreased, all thanks to gas operations in the Utica.  The counties included are Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Belmont, Guernsey, Noble, Jefferson, Mahoning and Trumball.  The state of Ohio saw a 5.6 percent drop from 2010 to today.

While having $22.5 billion invested in the oil and gas industry, the nine counties have truly benefited from it when it comes to jobs and unemployment.

For the week ending on January 17th, drilling and the issuing of permits continued to grow, and the numbers prove it.  The following information is provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

DRILLED: 307

DRILLING: 282

PERMITTED: 466

PRODUCING: 723

TOTAL: 1,778

Nine horizontal permits were issued during the week that ended Jan. 17, and 43 rigs were operating in the Utica Shale.

TOP 10 COUNTIES BY NO. OF PERMITS

  1. CARROLL: 461
  2. HARRISON: 323
  3. BELMONT: 215
  4. GUERNSEY: 176
  5. NOBLE: 152
  6. MONROE: 143
  7. COLUMBIANA: 129
  8. JEFFERSON: 49
  9. MAHONING: 30
  10. TUSCARAWAS: 19

TOP 10 COMPANIES BY NO. OF PERMITS

  1. CHESAPEAKE: 747
  2. GULFPORT: 211
  3. ANTERO: 125
  4. AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA: 117
  5. ECLIPSE RESOURCES: 100
  6. HESS: 68
  7. CNX GAS: 49
  8. REX: 41
  9. t-9. HILCORP ENERGY: 38
  10. t-9. XTO: 38

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