Ohio shale wells: 2013 fourth quarter production released

SALEM, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released oil and gas well production results from the fourth quarter of 2013 on April 25.

The report lists 397 wells, 352 of which reported production results. Forty-five wells reported no production, as they are waiting on pipeline infrastructure.

The 352 wells produced 1,439,308 barrels of oil and 43,124,803 Mcf (1,000 cubic feet) of natural gas.

Of those 352 wells:
• The average amount of oil produced was 4,089 barrels.
• The average amount of gas produced was 122,514 Mcf.
• The average number of days in production was 62.

The highest producing oil well was the “Boy Scout” well drilled by Gulfport Energy Corporation in Harrison County, with 26,095 barrels of oil during 80 days of production. The highest producing gas well was the “Gary” well drilled by Antero Resources’ in Monroe County, at 1,329,318 Mcf during 67 days of production.

Some other notable wells that appear to have production in both oil and gas include the Wayne well in Noble County, which produced 18,983 barrels of oil and 225,153 Mcf and the Rensi-South well in Harrison County, which garnered 12,930 barrels of oil and 122,500 Mcf of natural gas.

Another notable well was the Brunk well in Carroll County which produced 10,406 barrels of oil and 110,655 Mcf and the Fligiel well in Carroll County with 10,102 barrels of oil and 177,419 Mcf.

Compared to the revised 2013 third quarter data, oil production increased by 103,982 barrels or 8 percent. Natural gas production increased by 9,491,914 Mcf or 28 percent.

The operators of horizontal shale wells in Ohio are required to submit production data quarterly. Companies must submit the data to ODNR 45 days after the end of the quarter.

Top 10 Ohio wells in
gas production – 4th quarter 2013

Gary Unit: Monroe County, Seneca Township: Antero Resources Corporation: 1,329318 Mcf
ET Rubel: Monroe County, Seneca Township: Antero Resources Corporation: 804,117 Mcf
McCort Well: Belmont County, Somerset Township:  Gulfport Energy Corporation: 732,076 Mcf
Shugert well: Belmont County, Warren Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 663,999 Mcf
McCort well: Belmont County, Somerset Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 825,703 Mcf
Stutzman well: Belmont County, Somerset Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 823,344 Mcf
Wagner well: Harrison County, Athens Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 790,834 Mcf
Irons well: Belmont County, Washington Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 459,275 Mcf
Lude well: Belmont County, Richland Township: Hess Ohio Resources, LLC.: 405,037 Mcf
John Adams well: Carroll County, Lee Township: Chesapeake Exploration, LLC.: 326,297 Mcf

(Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources)

Top 10 Ohio wells in
oil production – 4th quarter 2013

Boy Scout well: Harrison County, Nottingham Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 26,095 barrels
Ryser well: Harrison County, Moorefield Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 25,755 barrels
Stiers well: Guernsey County, Richland Township: PDC Energy, Inc.: 24,872 barrels
Milliken well: Harrison County, Freeport Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 19,309 barrels
Wayne Unit well: Noble County, Seneca Township: Antero Resources Corporation: 18,983 barrels
Clay well: Harrison County, Freeport Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 18,299 barrels
BK Stephens well: Harrison County, Moorefield Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 16,160 barrels
Rensi South well: Harrison County, Stock Township: Chesapeake Exploration, LLC.: 14,523 barrels
Miley Unit well: Noble County, Seneca Township: Antero Resources Corporation: 15,981 barrels
Groh well: Guernsey County, Madison Township: Gulfport Energy Corporation: 13,650 barrels

(Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resource)

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