COLUMBUS, – During the first quarter of 2017, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 3,904,732 barrels of oil and 371,921,659 Mcf (371 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, according the figures released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Natural gas production from the first quarter of 2017 showed an increase over the first quarter of 2016, while oil production was reduced for that same period.
2016 QUARTER 1 (SHALE); 2017 QUARTER 1 (SHALE); PERCENTAGE CHANGE
Barrels of oil: 5,485,854; 3,904,732; (28.82%)
Mcf of natural gas: 329,537,838; 371,921,659; 12.86%
The ODNR quarterly report lists 1,613 horizontal shale wells, 1,560 of which reported oil and natural gas production during the quarter. Of the 1,560 reporting oil and natural gas results:
- The average amount of oil produced was 2,503 barrels.
- The average amount of natural gas produced was 238,411 Mcf.
- The average number of first quarter days in production was 86.
All horizontal production reports can be accessed at oilandgas.ohiodnr.gov/production. Ohio law does not require the separate reporting of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) or condensate. Oil and gas reporting totals list on the report include NGLs and condensate.
ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.