Washington (Platts)–9Sep2014/424 pm EDT/2024 GMT
Natural gas production from Ohio’s Utica Shale rose fivefold in the past year, according to data form the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Based on reports from gas drillers, the Utica was producing close to 1 Bcf/d at the end of the second quarter, up from 165,550 Mcf/d at the same point in 2013. Gas output from the play in Q2 also was up 32% from Q1.
The number of Utica wells drilled at the end of the second quarter doubled year on year to 562, 90% of which were hooked up to sales, with 58 wells awaiting pipelines or processing capacity, DNR reported.
Chesapeake Energy, which pioneered the play, was the top gas producers with 109,500 Mcf/d, or 11% of the statewide total.