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ODNR grants drilling permit in Green Township

Published: Wed, January 11, 2012 @ 10:06 a.m.

ODNR grants drilling permit in Green Township


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has granted a drilling permit in Green Township to Chesapeake Exploration, LLC, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp.

The permit location is on W. Middletown Road between Salem-Warren Road and Youngstown-Salem Road.

ODNR issued a vertical drilling permit, which means Chesapeake will need to acquire an additional horizontal permit if it wants to extract natural gas and oil from the Utica Shale.

The drilling is done using a process called fracking, a process in which water, chemicals and sand are blasted into rocks thousands of feet below the ground.

It is the 14th issued permit for Utica Shale drilling in Mahoning County. ODNR has issued both vertical and horizontal permits at six locations, including four in Goshen Township, and one each in Milton and Ellsworth townships.

Only the Milton well has been drilled.


1rliddle(7 comments)posted 3 years, 9 months ago

FYI to author of this article. The drilling process as it relates to any type of Oil and Gas well is NOT done using hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic Fracturing is used in the completion phase to "stimulate" oil and gas production from wells that would otherwise not produce naturally. It would be refreshing to read someone's article that actually spent some time on research!!

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