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Ohio’s horizontal shale well production breaks records in third quarter

YOUNGSTOWN — During the third quarter of 2015, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 5,696,780 barrels of oil and more than 245 billion cubic feet of natural gas, according to figures released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The report shows the state’s production continues to set records as horizontal shale well production totals have increased by more than 100 percent from 2014’s third-quarter totals.

Additionally, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells have produced more oil and gas in the first nine months of this year than all of Ohio’s wells produced in 2014.

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In 2014, Ohio’s wells produced 15,062,912 barrels of oil and more than 512 billion cubic feet of gas for the entire year.

The report lists 1,134 wells, 1,087 of which reported production results. Forty-seven wells reported no production as they are waiting on pipeline infrastructure.

Of the 1,087 wells reporting production results, the average amount of oil produced was 5,241 barrels; the average amount of gas produced was more than 226 million cubic feet.

The average number of third-quarter days in production was 78.

In the Mahoning Valley, production from Columbiana County’s 65 wells totaled 43,133 barrels of oil and 6,899,553 billion cubic feet of gas; production from Mahoning County’s 13 wells totaled 5,409 barrels of oil and 929,013 million cubic feet of natural gas; and production from Trumbull County’s five wells totaled 2,438 barrels of oil and 148,915 million cubic feet of natural gas.

This article was from Vindicator, Youngstown, Ohio and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.