Last week, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new permits for horizontal wells in Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the Youngstown Business Journal.
Ascent Resources LLC secured four permits for new wells in Harrison County and EM Energy Ohio received two permits to drill new wells in Monroe County. The number of operating rigs in the Utica Shale stood at 19 for the week.
As of Aug. 18, ODNR has issued 2,865 permits for the Utica. Since 2010, energy companies have drilled 2,392 horizontal wells, of which 1,957 are producing.