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Ohio's big Utica well

By Bob Downing Published: April 15, 2012

It's no secret that the Buell well in Harrison County is big.

The Utica well outside Jewett is producing 2 percent of the natural gas produced in Ohio in 2011.

It produced 1.5 million cubic feet of natural gas plus 13,000 42-gallon barrels of oil in 198 days of production in 2011, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

It has been estimated that the daily royalties from the gas and oil produced from the Buell well exceeds $40,000.

The money goes to a coal company that owns the mineral rights.

The Columbus Dispatch offers a few more Buell well numbers in a story today.

Ther well took 10.8 million gallons of water to hydraulically fracture or frack, plus 9.4 million pounds of sand. It also took 112,000 gallons of fracking chemicals.

The horizontal shaft is 6,945 feet long. The process took 4,000 sacks of cement and 17,400 feet of steel pipe, plus 5,000 tons of crushed limestone for the well pad.

More than 1,400 tanker trips were need to haul water from the Cadiz reservoir.

 

 

 

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