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2016 Debrosse Report »

As presented by Martin Shumway of Shumway Resources, LLC at the 2016 Winter Meeting

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

2012 Rank County Wells Drilled 2011 Rank Average Depth Estimated Footage Drilled
1 Carroll 87 12 13,541 1,178,078
2 Noble 49 43 5,824 285,376
3 Licking 42 6 2,709 113,757
4 Knox 40 1 3,042 121,675
5 Stark 36 1 6,342 228,312
6 Monroe 31 12 4,677 144,987
7 Columbiana 30 35 13,005 390,147
8 Harrison 22 31 13,906 305,933
9 Coshocton 18 4 4,299 77,382
10 Guernsey 18 8 4,733 85,194

Resources

Exploration Committee Report

2013 Report [pdf 2.1Mb]

ODNR Annual Summaries of Oil & Gas Activities

2013 Summary [pdf 6.6Mb]

2012 Summary [pdf 3.5Mb]

2011 Summary [pdf 2.5Mb]

2010 Summary [pdf 1.9Mb]

2009 Summary [pdf 1.5Mb]

2008 Summary [pdf 1.8Mb]

2007 Summary [pdf 1.4Mb]

2006 Summary [pdf 1.2Mb]

2005 Summary [pdf 3.3Mb]

2004 Summary [pdf 4.6Mb]

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