As of October 18, 2014, 248 wells are classified as "drilling" in Ohio's Utica / Point Pleasant play according to the recent activity report from the Ohio DNR. This time last year the number of wells drilling stood at just 81, giving us a 3 fold increase in drilling activity from last year.
Drilling by County, led by Harrison
Harrison county leads all counties with 62 wells drilling, followed by Guernsey (48), Monroe (47), Noble (45), Belmont (26), Carroll (13), Jefferson (3), then Morgan, Portage, Trumbull, and Tuscarawas all with 1 well drilling.
Drilling by Operator, led by Gulfport
Gulfport leads all operators with 50 wells drilling, followed by Antero (48), Chesapeake (38), American (24), Eclipse (22), HESS (17), PDC, Carrizo, and Triad (8), CNX (5), HG (4), Rex Energy and XTO (3), Hall Drilling and Rice Drilling (2), and Chevron, Devon, Enervest, EQT, Halcon, and Mountaineer with 1 well drilling each.
Map of wells drilling in Ohio's Utica / Point Pleasant