Friday, January 16, 2015

Who is Drilling Where - Ohio Utica Shale - Jan 10, 2015

The January 10, 2015 update from the Ohio DNR shows 295 wells currently classified as drilling in Ohio's Utica Shale. Map and data below.

Monroe County led all in the number of wells drilling with 69 reported, followed by Harrison County (68), Guernsey (58), Noble (50), Belmont (28), Carroll (13), Jefferson (4), Tuscarawas (3), Portage (1), and Trumbull (1).

Antero led all operators with 58 wells classified as drilling followed by American Energy (47), Gulfport (45), Eclipse (37), Chesapeake (35), PDC (12), Rice Drilling (12), Hess (9), Carrizo (8), Triad Hunter (8), CNX (4), Rex Energy (4), XTO (4),  HG Energy (3), Hall Drilling (2), Chevron (2), EM Energy (1), Enervest (1), EQT (1), Halcon (1), Mountaineer Keystone (1).


Map of wells classified as "Drilling"

Friday, December 26, 2014

Who is Drilling Where - Ohio Utica Shale - Dec 20, 2014

The December 20 update from the Ohio DNR shows 299 wells currently classified as drilling in Ohio's Utica Shale. Map and data below. The 299 wells-drilling count is up 4 from the prior week.

Monroe County led all in the number of wells drilling with 70 reported, followed by Guernsey (67), Harrison (64), Noble (50), Belmont (31), Carroll (8), Jefferson (4), Tuscarawas (3), Portage (1), and Trumbull (1).

Antero led all operators with 60 wells classified as drilling followed by Gulfport (54), Eclipse (46), American Energy (41), Chesapeake (26), Hess (12), PDC (12), Rice Drilling (10), Carrizo (8), Triad Hunter (8), Rex Energy (4), XTO (4), CNX (3), HG Energy (3), Hall Drilling (2), Chevron (1), EM Energy (1), Enervest (1), EQT (1), Halcon (1), Mountaineer Keystone (1).

Map of wells classified as "Drilling"

Dec 14-20 a Busy Week in OH Utica Shale Permits

Despite the recent steep slide in oil prices, permits issued in Ohio's Utica Shale looked healthy during the week of December 14-20. The ODNR reported 37 permits issued in total. The permits were issued in 6 different counties and for 7 different operators.

Early indications are that "sweet spots" remain economical and that riskier, more exploratory areas will see increasingly less activity. And with oil bearing the brunt of commodity price decline, gas bearing areas look to be favored. Fracking in oil rich areas also appears to be more of a challenge. A well-written article on the topic of the challenges of tapping the more oil rich regions can be found here.

Harrison County lead all counties with 13 permits issued for the week, followed by Belmont (7), Noble (6), Guernsey and Monroe (4), Carroll (3). Chesapeake led all operators with 12 new permits, followed by Eclipse (8), American Energy (6), Gulfport (3), Carriz (3), Rice (3), Antero (2)

Belmont County (7)
Goshen Township (3), Rice Drilling
Washington Township (3), Gulfport Energy
Richland Township (1), American Energy

Carroll County (3)
Fox Township (2), Chesapeake Exploration
Lee Township (1), Chesapeake Exploration

Guernsey County (4)
Richland Township (3), Carrizo
Millwood Township (1), Chesapeake Exploration

Harrison County (13)
North Township (8),  Chesapeake Exploration
Nottingham Township (5),  American Energy

Monroe County (4)
Adams Township (2), Eclipse Resources
Franklin Township (2), Antero Resources

Noble County (6)
Marion Township (6), Eclipse Resources

Map showing new permits, red indicates wells already drilling.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Drilling Activity Map - Utica Shale OH - Dec 13, 2014

The Dec 13, 2014 update from the Ohio DNR shows 295 Utica Shale wells classified as "drilling", up 13 from 282 reported of Dec 6.

Harrison, Guernsey, and Monroe counties lead with 66 wells drilling in each.
Antero leads all operators with 58 wells drilling, Noble (40) and Monroe (18).

Gulfport is the second most active driller with 54 wells drilling spanning 5 counties, Monroe (29), Belmont (10), Harrison (7), Guernsey (5), Noble (3).


Counties with wells classified as "Drilling"
From previous week (+) or (-)
Belmont (+6), Carroll (-1), Harrison (-1), Monroe (+4), Noble (+3), Tuscarawas (+2)

Totals
Harrison (66), Guernsey (66), Monroe (66),  Noble (50), Belmont (30), Carroll (8), Jefferson (4), Portage (1), Trumbull (1), Tuscarawas (3).

Operators "Drilling"
From previous week (+) or (-)
[Antero (+2),Gulfport (+8), American (+1), Chesapeake (-1), Rice (+3),   from previous week]

Totals
Antero (58), Gulfport (54), Eclipse (45), American (37), Chesapeake (29), Hess (14), PDC (12), Carrizo (8), Triad Hunter (8), Rex Energy (4), XTO (4), CNX (3), HG (3),  Hall Drilling (2), Chevron (1), Enervest (1), EQT (1), Halcon (1), Mountaineer (1).

Map of Utica Shale Ohio wells classified as "Drilling"
(select with mouse for more information, zoom in if necessary)