Ohio Shale Oil & Gas Production Up and Up

This week the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) released its fourth quarter 2018 natural gas and oil production report.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 5,810,484 barrels of oil and 663,534,323 Mcf (663 billion cubic feet) of natural gas.

Natural gas production from the fourth quarter of 2018 showed a 31.89 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2017, while oil production increased 38.56 percent for the same period. Wow!

Here’s a good visual from Richard Simmers, Chief, ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management, showing the growth story of oil and gas production in Ohio’s Utica shale play. 3/14/2019