COLUMBUS — Production results from Ohio’s horizontal shale wells for the third quarter of 2013 were released Dec. 31 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The report lists 285 wells, 245 of which reported production results.
Forty wells reported no production, as they are waiting on pipelines and infrastructure to be constructed.
The 245 wells produced a total 1,332,477 barrels of oil and 33,606,075 Mcf (1,000 cubic feet) of natural gas.
Of those 245 wells:
The average amount of oil produced was 5,439 barrels.
The average amount of gas produced was 137,168 Mcf.
The average number of days in production was 55.
The highest-producing oil well was the Gulfport Energy “Boy Scout” well in Harrison County, at 41,617 barrels of oil during 70 days of production. The highest-producing gas well was the Gulfport Energy “Stutzman” well in Belmont County at 1,249,739 Mcf during 89 days of production.
Operators of horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio were required to submit production data quarterly instead of annually, due to legislation passed in September.Companies must submit the data to ODNR 45 days after the end of the quarter.
Production data for the first and second quarters of 2013 will be made available as part of the 2013 oil and gas report.
Moving forward, ODNR will release quarterly data online after it is compiled and verified for accuracy.