Ohio Oil & Gas Activity
Each year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management (DOGRM) compiles a report on oil and gas activities in Ohio. While their report has not yet been issued OOGA analyzed state records files in 2012 to provide this summary of oil and gas activity for 2012 (as of April 2013).
- 1,619 permits were issued, including 1,000 drilling permits
- Drilled an estimated 625 oil and gas wells in 40 of Ohio’s 88 counties
- Drilled over 3.5 million feet of hole.
- (2011 – 2012 results not yet released) Produced over 4.85 million barrels of crude oil (1.4% increase over prior year), with an average price of $90.06
- (2011 – 2012 results not yet released) Produced over 73 billion cubic feet of natural gas (6.2% decrease over prior year) with an average price of $4.28 per mcf
- (2011 – 2012 results not yet released) The combined market value of Ohio produced oil and natural gas is over $747 million
New Well Depth Record
In 2012, several new County drilling depth records were established:
- Jefferson County 10,260 ft
- Mahoning County 10,088 ft
- Monroe County 10,980 ft
- Trumbull County 9,038 ft
The deepest well drilled in the state of Ohio is in Belmont county, drilled in 2010 to a depth of 13,727 feet.
The longest horizontal well in the state was drilled in 2012 in Harrison County, 16,439 feet.
Top Ten Counties for Drilling Activity