As of Jan. 12, Ohio has 48 Utica shale wells that are in production.
The Utica Shale blog did an interesting analyis looking at where those wells are and what companies drilled them.
Chesapeake owns 32 of those 48 producing Utica shale wells in eastern Ohio.
The other companies are: Anadarko, 6; Antero Resources, 3; Enervest, 2; Gulfport Energy, 2; HG Energy, 1; Monuntaineer Keystone, 1; and Rex Energy, 1.
Of the 48 wells in production, 27 are in Carroll County and are all Chesapeake wells.
Noble County has 5; Harrison, 4; Guernsey, 2; Monroe, 2; Portage, 2; Stark, 2; Columbiana, 1; Jefferson, 1; Muskingum, 1; and Tuscarawas, 1.
If you look at wells that are drilled or are being drilled (and likely to be producing in the future), Carroll has 55 wells, all owned by Chesapeake.
Columbiana County is No. 2 with 28 wells, again all owned by Chesapeake.
Jefferson County has 19 and Harrison County has 14.
Click here to see the full report on the Utica Shale blog. It is worth checking out.
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.