Friday, December 25, 2015

Ohio Utica Shale Map: December 19, 2015 - Who is Drilling Where

As of the December 19, 2015 report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 156 wells are classified as currently drilling in Ohio's Utica Shale.

Most active counties with wells drilling
Belmont County leads with  42 wells drilling, followed by Monroe (32), Noble (21), Harrison (20), Guernsey (19), Carroll (10), Jefferson (9), and Portage, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas with 1 each.

Most active operators drilling
Ascent Resources leads all operators with 44 wells classified as currently drilling, followed by
Antero Resources (24), Eclipse Resources (16), Chesapeake (14), Gulfport Energy (14), Rice Drilling (8), XTO Energy (8), Carrizo (6), CNX Gas (5), PDC Energy (4), Hess (3), Triad Hunter (3), EQT (1), Halcon (1), and Mountaineer Keystone (1).

Map of wells classified as drilling as of December 19, 2015


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ohio Utica Shale: Map - August 29, 2015 - Who is Drilling Where

According to the most recent report out of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 182 wells are currently classified as "Drilling" in Ohio's Utica Shale. About two months ago,  July 11, the number stood at 188 wells.

Monroe County leads with 49 wells classified as drilling, followed by Harrison with 42 and Belmont with 35. The remainder consist of Guernsey [26], Noble [12], Jefferson [9], Carroll [6], and Portage, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas with 1 each.

American Energy and Acent Resourcesleads all operators with wells classified as drilling in Ohio's Utica Shale with 28 each, followed by Antero Resources with 27 and Gulfport with 21. The remainder consist of Chesapeake [19], Eclipse Resources [17], Hess [8], PDC Energy [8], Carrizo [6], Rice Drilling [5], CNX Gas [4], Triad Hunter [3], XTO Energy [3], Statoil [2], and EQT, Halcon, and Mountaineer Keystone with 1 each.

Pan, zoom, and click for more information about each well. Surface locations are white squares, well path and bottom hole locations in red.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ohio Utica Shale Well Status Graph Highlights Trends

A chart of Ohio Utica Shale Well Status by month highlights drilling downturn, production buildup, and drilled backlog.

Wells and well status over time in Ohio's Utica Shale
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Key takeaways

The velocity of wells entering production has declined somewhat
While wells entering production has slowed, according to the EIA, Utica Shale Production continues to increase month over month. See related post Utica Shale - Net Gas Production Soaring Past Others. And while the EIA Utica Shale report includes more than just Ohio, Ohio is the main contributor. 

Drilling has tapered, though still above 2014 levels... so far.
And while wells classified as drilling  peaked near the end of 2014 / beginning of 2015, drilling activity is still just above activity this time last year, though that will change if the drilling decline continues at the current rate.

Increasingly, drilled wells are awaiting production
At the same time as drilling began to slow, wells classified as drilled but not yet producing has increased. This trend is likely due to operators awaiting more favorable gas prices or they negotiating with service providers and holding out for discounts on completion services required to bring wells under production, all most likely related to economics.

Inventory of wells permitted remains steady
A healthy pipeline of wells ready to drill has maintained, indicating the under favorable economics the wells will be ready to drill.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ohio Utica Shale: Map - Who is Drilling Where as of July 11, 2015

According to the most recent report out of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 188 wells are currently classified as "Drilling" in Ohio's Utica Shale. About two months ago,  May 2, the number stood at 222 wells.

Monroe County leads with 47 wells classified as drilling, followed by Harrison with 39 and Belmont with 31. The remainder consist of Guernsey [29], Noble [16], Jefferson [10], Carroll [9], Columbiana [4], and Portage, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas with 1 each.

American Energy leads all operators with wells classified as drilling in Ohio's Utica Shale with 47, followed by Antero Resources with 37 and Chesapeake with 26. The remainder consist of Gulfport Energy [18], Eclipse Resources [10], Rice Drilling [10], PDC Energy [8], Carrizo [7], CNX Gas [6], Hess [6], Triad Hunter [3], XTO Energy [3], Atlas Noble [2], Hilcorp Energy [2], and EQT, Halcon, and Mountaineer with 1 each.

Pan, zoom, and click for more information about each well.