Ohio’s first quarter shale oil and gas production increased

Nine of the top 10 gas wells are in Belmont County; the top oil well is in Noble County.

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COLUMBUS — Although drilling has slowed down, Ohio’s oil and gas production increased in the first quarter of this year, compared to last year.

According to figures released June 17 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, quarterly production from the first quarter of 2016 shows a significant increase from quarterly production from the first quarter of 2015.

During the first quarter of 2016, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 5,485,854 barrels of oil, an increase of 24 percent, and 329,537,838 Mcf (329 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, or an 80 percent increase. Last year’s first quarter production was 4,432,188 barrels of oil and 183,585,251 Mcf gas.

The ODNR quarterly report lists 1,351 horizontal shale wells, 1,302 of which reported oil and gas production during the quarter.

Of the 1,302 reporting oil and gas production results:

  • The average amount of oil produced was 4,213 bbls.
  • The average amount of gas produced was 253,101 Mcf.
  • The average number of first quarter days in production was 85.

All horizontal production reports can be accessed at http://oilandgas.ohiodnr.gov/production.

Top 10 Oil-Producing Wells

County           Township       Well Owner       Well Name                            Oil Production*

  1. Noble         Seneca          Antero              Hall Unit 1H                          57,160
  2.  Guernsey   Wills             Ascent              Eggleston Wls Gr 4H              56,955
  3.  Guernsey   Wills             Ascent              Eggleston Wls Gr 2H              52,057
  4. Noble          Seneca         Antero              Hall Unit 2H                          48,665
  5. Harrison      North           Chesapeake       William Denoon 17-12-6 2H   43,267
  6. Guernsey    Madison        Ascent              RedHill Farm MDS Gr 1H        42,480
  7. Guernsey    Madison        Ascent              RedHill Farm MDS Gr 3H        41,963
  8. Harrison     Moorefield     Ascent               RH Hamilton N MRF HR 7H    40,881
  9. Harrison     North            Chesapeake       William Denoon 17-12-6 4H   40,011
  10. Carroll        Union           Chesapeake       Sauers 8-14-6 210H              38,912

 

Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources. * bbl, or oil barrels; Oil and gas reporting totals listed on the report include Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) and condensate.

Top 10 Gas-Producing Wells

County         Township        Well Owner    Well Name                  Gas Production*

  1. Belmont    Smith            Rice               MohawkWarrior 12H     1,629,077
  2. Belmont    Smith            Rice               Mohawk Warrior 8H      1,621,869
  3. Belmont    Smith            Rice               Mohawk Warrior 10H    1,515,077
  4. Belmont    Smith            Ascent           Smith A 1H-12             1,345,080
  5. Belmont    Smith            Ascent           Eureka Smt BL 6H-A     1,325,913
  6. Belmont    Goshen          Rice              Krazy Train 4H             1,320,931
  7. Belmont    Goshen          Rice              Krazy Train 2H             1,280,914
  8. Belmont    Smith            Rice              Son-Uva Digger 1H       1,270,300
  9. Monroe     Seneca           Antero          Delong Unit 4H            1,263,024
  10. Belmont    Smith             Rice             Son-Uva Digger 3H      1,238,906

Source: Ohio Department of Natural Resources; *Mcf, (1 MCF = 1,000 cubic feet of gas); Oil and gas reporting totals listed on the report include Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) and condensate.

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