Utica shale and fracking news
Utica and Marcellus shale web sitesOhio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.
ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.
ODNR Division of Geological Survey.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio Farm Bureau.
Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.
Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.
Energy In Depth, a trade group.
Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.
Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.
Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.
Oklahoma-based Gulfport Energy today announced results from another Ohio Utica shale well.
The second Boy Scout well in Harrison County is producing 1,662 barrels of oil equivalents per day.
That is composed of 2.9 million cubic feet of natural gas, plus 902 barrels of oil and 383 barrels of natural gas liquids.
The well is 7,867 feet deep with a 6,029-foot horizontal leg.
The company said three of its Ohio wells are in production.
The company says seven more of of its wells will be producing by the end of the first quarter with another seven going into production by June 1.
The production delay is due largely to MarkWest Energy Partners LP having problems getting rights of way and needed state-federal approval for needed pipelines, Gulfport says.
Gulfport said it has contracted a third drilling rig for Ohio and it should begin drilling in early March.
The company said its Wagner well in Harrison County has been assigned gross proven estimated reovery reserve of 65.8 thousand barrels of oil, 9.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 117.3 thousand barrels of natural gas liquids.
That is equal to 1.8 million barrels of oil equivalents.
The assessment was provided by third-party engineering firm Ryder Scott Co.
It is Gulfport's longest-producing Utica well in Ohio.