SALEM, Ohio — Permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale are beginning to pinpoint where the sweet spot in the Utica shale may be located.
Of the new drilling permits issued in May by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 17 permits were issued in Noble County. The permits were distributed in Center, Beaver and Marion townships.
The ODNR granted four permits in Center Township to the CNX Gas Company. An additional five permits were issued to Antero Resources Corporation in Marion Township, and eight permits were issued to Antero Resources Corporation for sites in Beaver Township. Nine of the wells are already in the drilling phase.
There are 38 additional Noble County wells in either the drilling or “having been drilled” phase. They are awaiting infrastructure to get the oil and gas moving into pipelines. Most of the wells drilled are with Antero Resources and are located in Seneca Township.
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