and this is why the common man should read the history of the business. I could take out Utica and write Marcell' and take out Marcell, put in barrnet and on and on and on. "This is it!" and " we are almost out of oil" are two constants.
It took 100 years to get to that level. Also, the industry is activly looking to lower those numbers.
read history, not blogs :)
The "wet-dry" map is part of a slide presentation by Larry Wickstrom, Chief, Ohio Geological Survey. Go to ODNR, Ohio Geo Survey website. He and another survey geologist pulled together data on the Utica and "Marcellus" or Rhinestreet or Huron (Ohio Shale) shales.
The Utica work includes a thickness of Utica (Pt. Pleasant) shale map, a thermal maturity map (wet/ dry), a map of wells (vertical) producing from the Utica and a spreadsheet. In all of Ohio, only about 20 wells are on the spreadsheet. None are in northeastern Ohio.
Thousands of wells in Ohio were drilled through the Utica, that is the black shale overlying the Trenton Limestone, going back to the1880's. Every Rose Run, Trenton, Black River, Trempleau test went thru it.
So, the map is there. It is not a "lease" map, it is not a prospect map, but it may be used as a guide to further testing and, of course, lease speculation.
Take a look. Good luck