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Digging deeper into Ohio's 4Q 2013 Utica production report

By Bob Downing Published: April 26, 2014

Digging deeper into Ohio’s fourth quarter 2013 Utica shale production numbers:

Carroll County is No. 1 for both natural gas and oil production in the quarter.

No. 2 for gas is Monroe County, followed by Harrison, Belmont and Noble counties.

For oil production, Harrison County is No. 2, followed by Guernsey, Noble and Columbiana counties, according to data released on Friday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.

The Top 10 wells for oil production were:

Gulfport Energy’s Boy Scout well in Harrison County’s Nottingham Township recorded  26,095 barrels in 80 days of production.

No. 2 was Gulfport’s Ryser well in Harrison County’s Moorefield Township with 25,755 barrels in 59 days of production.

Third, fourth and fifth goes to PDC Energy Inc. and its three Stiers wells in Guernsey County’s Richland Township with 24,872 barrels, 23,509 barrels and 23,234 barrels, respectively. All three wells were in production for 92 days.

Sixth is Gulfport’s Milliken well in Harrison County’s Freeport Township with 19,309 barrels in 75 days of production.

Seventh is Antero Resources’ Wayne unit in Noble County’s Seneca Township with 18,983 barrels in 79 days of production.

Eighth is Gulfport’s Clay well in Harrison County’s Freeport Township with 18,299 barrels in 90 days of production.

Ninth is Gulfport’s Ryser well in Harrison County’s Moorefield Township with 18,240 barrels in 52 days of production.

Tenth is Gulfport’s BK Stephens well in Harrison County’s Moorefield Township with 16,160 barrels in 57 days of production.

Six of the Top 10 oil wells were in Harrison County.

The Top 10 wells for natural gas production were:

Antero Resources’ Gary unit in Monroe County’s Seneca Township with 1,329,318,000 cubic feet in 67 days of production.

No. 2 was Gulfport Energy’s McCourt well in Belmont County’s Somerset Township with 825,703,000 cubic feet in 84 days of production.

Third was Gulfport’s Stuztman well in Belmont County’s Somerset Township with 823,344,000 cubic feet in 86 days of production.

Fourth was Antero’s Rubel well in Monroe County’s Seneca Township with 804,117,000 cubic feet in 87 production days.

Fifth was Gulfport’s McCourt well in Belmont County’s Somerset Township with 792.076,000 cubic feet in 84 days of production.

Sixth was Gulfport’s Wagner well in Harrison County’s Athens Township with 790,834,000 cubic feet in 78 days of production.

Seventh is Antero’s Rubel well in Monroe County’s Seneca Township with 747.887,000 cubic feet in 87 days of production.

Eighth was Antero’s Yontz well in Monroe County’s Seneca Township with 703,013,000 cubic feet in 90 days of production.

Ninth goes to Gulfport’s Wagner well in Harrison County’s Athens Township with 700,647,000 cubic feet in 78 days of production.

Tenth is Antero’s Rubel well in Monroe County’s Seneca Township with 668,011,000 cubic feet in 87 days of production.

That means that five of the top gas wells are in Monroe County, three in Belmont County and two in Harrison County.

That explains why drillers are increasingly interested in the southern counties like Monroe and Belmont in the Utica shale fairway.

Chesapeake Energy is No. 1 in the state report for sheer volume of natural gas and oil from its 210 Utica wells in the report.

Its top oil well for the quarter was the Rensi South well in Harrison County’s Stock Township with 14,523 barrels.

Its top gas well in the quarter was the Adams well in Carroll County’s Lee Township with 326,297,000 cubic feet in 65 days of production.

 

 

Here are some other interesting information culled from the report:

BP America Production Co. reported less-than-stellar initial data from four wells in Trumbull County.

A well in Hartford Township was the company’s top gas producer in the quarter with 20,322,000 cubic feet in 75 days of production.

A well in Johnston Township was the company’s top oil producer in the quarter with 1,889 barrels in 92 days of production.

One of the four BP wells reported zero production.

The company has said nothing about its wells or its intentions.

The state report offers a first glimpse of Trumbull County results.

A total of 25 companies filed fourth quarter 2014 production reports.

EQT Production Co. recently said it was disappointed with its initial three Utica wells in Ohio’s Guernsey County.

For natural gas, the wells produced 32,863,000 cubic feet in 79 days, 68,317,000 cubic feet in 86 days and 59,174,000 cubic feet in  88 days.

Those wells also produced 3,960 barrels of oil,9,941 barrels and 10,708 barrels, respectively.

The wells are in Spencer and Valley townships.

Locally, CNX Gas Co. LLC has a well in Portage County’s Rootstown Township.

In the quarter, it produced 20,235,000 cubic feet of natural gas and 1,089 barrels of oil.

EnerVest Operating LLC has a well in Stark County’s Marlboro Township.

In the quarter, it produced 22,104,000 cubic feet of natural gas plus 1,497 barrels of oil.

Devon Energy’s well in Wayne County’s East Union Township reported zero production in the quarter.

Mountaineer Keystone reported zero production on two wells in Portage County’s Windham Township.

Chesapeake has a well in Portage County’s Suffield Township and one in Stark County’s Osnaburg Township.

The Suffield well reported zero production in the quarter.

The Osnaburg well had 1,130 barrels of oil and 17,419.000 cubic feet of natural gas in 86 days of production.

 

 

 

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