Ohio's horizontal shale wells produced 7,200,304 barrels of oil and 673,716,146 Mcf during the third quarter of 2019, according to figures released this month by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
These totals are new state records for quarterly oil and natural gas production since quarterly reporting began in 2013.
Compared with the third quarter of 2018, oil production increased 29.8 percent and natural gas production increased 11.2 percent.
The ODNR quarterly report lists 2,470 horizontal shale wells, 2,419 of which reported oil and natural gas production during the quarter.
Of the wells reporting oil and natural gas results:
- The average amount of oil produced was 2,977 barrels.
- The average amount of natural gas produced was 278,612 Mcf.
- The average number of third-quarter days in production was 87.