Appalachian Basin

First Quarter Utica Production Numbers Continue To Impress

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced the first quarter of 2015 production results for Ohio’s horizontal shale wells today, proving that the Utica Shale is continuing to be a big player in American’s energy renaissance.

Ohio’s shale wells produced 4,401,687 barrels of oil and 183,585,256 Mcf (183 billion cubic feet) of natural gas. That means that oil production increased by more than 842,000 barrels and natural gas increased by more than 18 billion cubic feet compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. Even with rig counts falling in Ohio, the first quarter reported that 877 of 926 wells reported production, which resulted in a 12 percent increase for the first quarter. And that’s with 49 wells not producing as a result of infrastructure delays, according to ODNR.

ODNR also reported the following:

– The average amount of oil produced was 5,019 barrels.

– The average amount of gas produced was 209,333 Mcf.

– The average number of days in production was 80.

A closer look at the production reports also provides insight into how each county is doing and, as EID accurately predicted last year, Monroe, Noble, and Belmont Counties continue to soar in natural gas production. By comparison Guernsey County appears to be the oil window in Ohio.  Finally, kudos to Antero, Eclipse, Rice, American Energy Utica, and PDC who all took top spots as acreage winners in top production numbers this quarter.

Top 10 Natural Gas Wells
PRODUCTION YEAR OWNER NAME COUNTY TOWNSHIP WELL NAME OIL GAS
1Q 2015 ANTERO MONROE SENECA DK CARPENTER UNIT 585 1,125,178
1Q 2015 ANTERO MONROE SENECA FRANKLIN UNIT 207 1,131,113
1Q 2015 ANTERO MONROE SENECA MCDOUGAL UNIT 279 1,149,948
1Q 2015 ECLIPSE MONROE SALEM SHROYER UNIT 0 1,202,513
1Q 2015 ANTERO NOBLE MARION GRAVES UNIT 8,033 1,238,017
1Q 2015 ANTERO MONROE SENECA KEYLOR UNIT 76 1,284,920
1Q 2015 ANTERO MONROE SENECA DK CARPENTER UNIT 686 1,316,064
1Q 2015 RICE BELMONT SMITH BIGFOOT 0 1,409,836
1Q 2015 RICE BELMONT SMITH BLUE THUNDER 0 1,411,895
1Q 2015 RICE BELMONT SMITH BLUE THUNDER 0 1,412,570
Top 10 Oil Wells
PRODUCTION YEAR OWNER NAME COUNTY TOWNSHIP WELL NAME OIL GAS
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY LONDONDERRY LAWSON LND GR 34,234 141,098
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY LONDONDERRY LAKE LND GR 34,841 142,082
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY LONDONDERRY LAWSON LND GR 34,912 142,057
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY WILLS SHUGERT DADDY WLS GR 35,948 117,663
1Q 2015 PDC ENERGY GUERNSEY RICHLAND DYNAMITE 36,558 145,976
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY WILLS SHUGERT DADDY WLS GR 36,753 114,060
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY LONDONDERRY LAWSON LND GR 37,178 126,964
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY WILLS SHUGERT DADDY E WLS GR 38,860 128,951
1Q 2015 AMERICAN ENERGY UTICA GUERNSEY LONDONDERRY LAKE WEST LND GR 40,683 133,125
1Q 2015 ANTERO NOBLE SENECA FRAKES UNIT 50,464 1,022,421
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