The chart above, shows the increase in producing wells for the

Utica/Point Pleasent Shale Wells for the past 12 months. Producing wells increased from 818 in February 2015 to 1,147 on January 30, 2016, an increase of 329 wells.

To find the locations of the wells, click on the next line.

Carroll Continues to Lead Ohio Counties

 In Number of Utica/Point Pleasant Wells

 

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has updated their Utica/Point Pleasant Shale Well activity report to include the week of January 24 - 30, 2016.  The total number of producing wells increased to 1,147, and the total number of permitted wells increased to 2,129. Carroll County continues to have the most permits (500) and the most producing wells (394) in the state.

 

County

 

Total Number of Well Permits

 

Number of Producing wells

Number of  Wells being Drilled

Ashland

1

0

0

Ashtabula

1

0

0

Belmont

317

123

 35

Carroll

     500

   394

8

Columbiana

133

60

0

Coshocton

5

1

0

Geauga

1

0

0

Guernsey

187

98

21

Harrison

381

216

19

Holmes

3

0

0

Jefferson

63

15

9

Knox

2

0

0

Mahoning

30

13

0

Medina

1

0

0

Monroe

230

94

29

Morgan

3

2

0

Muskingum

3

1

0

Noble

183

104

16

Portage

15

3

1

Stark

13

2

0

Trumbull

15

7

1

Tuscarawas

20

6

1

Washington

21

8

0

Wayne

1

0

0

Total

2,129

1,147

140

Last Week

2,118

1,136

143

                       

The ODNR report identifies the location of each permitted well, the date the permit was issued, the well location, status (permitted, drilling, drilled, producing), well name, operator, and other comments. 

 

37 Energy Companies Are

Drilling in Ohio’s Utica Shale

 

 

 

Drilling Company

 

Location of Permits

American Energy Utica

Harrison, Belmont, Monroe

American Petroleum PRTR Ohio LLC

Jefferson

Anadarko E&P Onshore LLC

Coshocton

Antero Res Corp

Belmont, Monroe, Noble

Artex Oil Co.

Guernsey, Muskingum, Noble

Ascent Resourses Utica LLC

Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe

Atlas Noble

Columbiana, Harrison

BEUSA Energy LLC

Ashtabula

BP America Prod Co

Trumbull

Brammer Eng Inc

Trumbull

Carrizo

Guernsey

Chesapeake Appalachia

Jefferson

Chesapeake Exploration LLC

Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Geauga, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, Tuscarawas

Chevron Appalachia,LLC

Harrison

CNX Gas Co. LLC

Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Noble, Portage, Trumbull, Tuscarawas

Devon Engergy Prod Co

Ashland, Coshocton, Guernsey, Holmes, Knox, Medina, Wayne

Eclipse Resources I LP

Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe, Noble

EM Energy Ohio LLC

Monroe, Washington

EnerVest Operating LLC

Carroll, Guernsey, Jefferson, Muskingum, Noble, Stark, Trumbull, Tuscarawas

EQT Production Co.

Guernsey

Gulfport Energy Corp.

Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe, Noble

Halcon Operating

Trumbull, Mahoning

Hess Ohio Development

Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison

Hess Ohio Res

Belmont

H G Energy

Monroe

Hilcorp Energy Co

Columbiana, Mahoning

Mountaineer Keystone

Portage

NGO Development

Coshocton

Petroleum Dev. Corp

Guernsey, Morgan, Noble, Washington

Protege Energy III

Washington

R E Gas Development

Carroll, Guernsey, Noble

Rice

Belmont

Sierra Res. LLC

Carroll, Columbiana, Tuscarawas

Statoil USA Onshore

Monroe

Swepi LP

Columbiana

Triad Hunter LLC

Monroe, Noble, Washington

XTO

Belmont, Monroe

 

 

 

Carroll County’s Taxable Sales

Up $46.2 Million in 2014

 

How is oil and gas drilling affecting the local economy?

 

Carroll County Auditor, Leroy VanHorne, reports the county’s 2014 taxable sales reached $381,865,300 – an increase of approximately $46,222,200 over 2013 taxable sales.   

 

As a result, the collection of the county’s one-percent sales tax increased from $3,356,431 to $3,818,653.  

 

The five year chart below shows the annual increase in taxable sales since 2010.

 

Energy Companies Spend $40 Million

To Upgrade Carroll County & Township Roads


The four energy companies drilling Carroll County’s Utica Shale have spent approximately $40 million for improvements to county and township roads, according to Carroll County Engineer, Brian Wise.


The majority of the funds have been provided by Chesapeake Energy which holds 194 well permits in Carroll County. Rex Energy and EnerVest have five permits each and Sierra has one.


Carroll County’s annual road repair budget is approximately $500,000—making the energy companies’ investment the equivalent of 80 times the county’s annual road repair budget!


"Because of the road work these companies are doing, we will be able to use our budget to do more work on bridge and culvert projects,” Wise says.

Prepare Now for New Jobs in Ohio’s Natural Gas and Oil Industry

How many new energy-related jobs will be created in Ohio? Reports range from 20,000 to 200,000. A few months ago the Ohio Chamber of Commerce released a new study that predicts there will be 65,000 new jobs by 2014.

 

Anyone hoping to work in Ohio’s budding energy field will be pleased to know about a new document that identifies 75 different careers in the crude oil and natural gas industry. The document provides job descriptions and education requirements for both higher and entry level jobs.  Click here for more information.

Welcome to the Carroll County Gusher

In January 2012, we started the Carroll County Gusher because we believe the residents of Carroll County have a lot of reasons to gush. We wanted to assist in the flow of good news and helpful information about job opportunities, business developments, events, residents and the small-town values and connection we cherish. Since our first postings, thousands viewers have visited the Carroll County Gusher website and taken the time to send us many positive E-mails. Click here to learn more about our purpose.

The Gusher Is Your Link to Hundreds of Local Job Openings

 

The Carroll County Gusher is pleased to provide free advertising space to any employer with job openings.  We also have collected and posted a number of job sites to help job seekers learn about open positions.  One of the most popular job sites, Ohio Means Jobs, regularly lists more than 200 job openings within 10 miles of Carrollton and more than 3,000 jobs within 20 miles of Carrollton.  These jobs include a full range of skilled and non-skilled positions throughout  our communities. Click here to see a list of job sites.  

Appreciating Carroll County

It is easy to gush about the natural beauty and down-home comfort of Carroll County. Visit our photo page to catch a glimpse into the quiet settings, annual events and landmarks that have enticed many of us to put down roots in this tiny spot on the map. Click here to view the photo gallery and learn more about Carroll County.

Where to Find the Gas and Oil

We are pleased to post the latest map provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to show the location and status (producing, completed, drilled, drilling, permitted and plugged) of horizontal Utica-Point Pleasant well activity in Ohio.

 

We have also posted a map provided by staff members of the Ohio Geological Survey, a division of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. This map attempts to identify the locations having the greatest production potential for deposits of oil, natural gas and “wet” gas (liquid ethane, propane and butane.) Click here to view maps

Preserving a Strong Sense of Community

Carroll County is fortunate to have many community organizations and individual volunteers working throughout the year to plan educational, social, health and recreational events – many to raise money for local causes. The Carroll County Gusher is pleased to help promote the projects and programs of nonprofit organizations. We urge local organizations to send us details about events so that we can post them for others to read. Click here to read about local events.

Oil and Gas News

Although we don’t have a staff of reporters to cover all the news coming from the growth of the oil and gas market, we will seek out and report interesting stories and trends that illustrate how oil and gas exploration is affecting our area and our lives.Click here to view current postings.

Local Businesses & Opportunities

It seems new opportunities are emerging everyday. Our local business page will provide insights from other areas that have experienced “oil booms” and profile local businesses that are expanding their services. Click here for local business opportunities.

Gas and Oil Boom Sets off a Chain of Business Expansions

The area’s oil and gas boom has prompted several northeastern Ohio manufacturers to make multi-million dollar investments in their facilities and to create hundreds of new, good paying jobs.  Click here to learn more.

Something for Everyone

Have you driven down a back road in Carroll County, seen a for-sale sign on acres of land and thought about buying some as an investment? A few years ago a friend did just that, paying approximately $2,500 per acre. He more than doubled his money last year when he leased the mineral rights to his property. He stands to make even more in oil and gas royalties, and he will still have the land for development.


A story in the Akron Beacon Journal detailed the number of individuals positioned to make money from Ohio’s shale oil and gas wells. They include the exploration and drilling companies, the service companies that supply drilling operations, local land owners with mineral rights, and savvy local businessmen and women who respond to the growing needs for housing, food and consumer goods and services.


So far, so good. But, what about the rest of us? Is there an opportunity for those of us who drove past the land-for-sale signs; who don’t have the muscles to work on a well site; who can’t drive a tanker truck; or don’t own retail or service businesses?  Can we still make a profitable connection to the growing oil and natural gas business? Click here to read more