Ohio reports higher 2Q crude production from Utica shale

Crude oil production from horizontal wells increased at a higher rate year-to-year during the second quarter than for horizontal wells producing natural gas in the Buckeye State, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reported on Sept. 3.

Crude oil production from horizontal wells increased at a higher rate year-to-year during the second quarter than for horizontal wells producing natural gas in the Buckeye State, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reported on Sept. 3.

Shale oil production climbed 9.54% year-to-year for the 3 months ended June 30 to 5,813,755 bbl from 4,488,104 bbl during 2018’s second quarter, the state agency said. Shale gas production increased 0.81% year-to-year to 614,218,362 Mcf during 2019’s second quarter from 554,306,916 Mcf during the previous year’s comparable period, it indicated.

ODNR said the latest quarterly report listed 2,365 horizontal shale wells, 2,317 of which reported oil and gas production during the quarter. Of the wells reporting oil and gas results, it said that:

• The average amount of oil produced was 2,509 bbl.

• The average amount of gas produced was 265,092 Mcf.

• The average number of days in production during the second quarter was 86.

The agency noted that Ohio law does not require the separate reporting of natural gas liquids or condensate. Oil and gas reporting totals listed on the report include NGLs and condensate, it said.

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