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. This is a summary of this report for the year 2012.
- 1,825 permits were issued, including 903 drilling permits
- Drilled an estimated 553 oil and gas wells in 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Of which 198 were drilled to the Utica/Point Pleasant formations.
- Drilled over 4.4 million feet of hole.
- Carroll County was the most active county with 87 wells drilled.
- Horizontal well was drilled to a record-setting length of 16,664 feet in Jefferson County.
- Produced over 4.97 million barrels of crude oil, with an average price of $92.05.
- Produced over 86 billion cubic feet of natural gas with an average price of $2.86 per mcf.
- The combined market value of Ohio produced oil and natural gas is over $706 million.
New Well Depth Record
In 2012, several new County drilling depth records were established:
- Jefferson County 10,320 ft
- Monroe County 10,980 ft
- Washington County 10,220 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 Jefferson County, 16,664 feet.
Top Ten Counties for Drilling Activity
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