"Ashland and Richland County are in the mature oil window according to the published ODNR maps. The oil window as measured by vitrinite reflectance (Ro) begins at about 0.6. The 0.6 cutoff has been approximated by ODNR from historical…"
"We get 4000 gallons per trip to our cisterns during watering season, and that seems like a lot of truck traffic. Here's to the pipeline, and a semi-permanent pipeline at that!
So, putting the cart WAY before the horse, if the well comes…"
"I suppose operators plan for success and have contingency plans for water. When the time comes, it's a function of price and logistics. A couple mile pipeline sounds a lot better than 500 truckloads at 10,000 gallons per trip."
"Would it be inappropriate to ask what prices are currently being offered in NE Richland County? Presumably not $5/acre. The lowest I've heard lately in the oil/wet gas windows are leases in Ashtabula County in the $500/acre range,…"
"Each formation is different, but yes, some combination of pumps and sucker rods.
I have learned not to underestimate the O&G industry. Just when you think they cannot change the laws of physics, they do. If the oil is there, they…"
"Regarding production from the shallower depths, I have had lengthy discussions with a career petroleum/reservoir engineer on the topic. He is of the opinion that the oil window in Ashland County and even further west (shallower) could be…"
"I figured out how to use the ODNR site to find vertical permit information in the well search database, although for some reason it only works about 1/3 of the time for me. As a relative Luddite, this was quite an accomplishment.
"Are you certain of this information? The Ohio DNR removed any listing of vertical wells and permit activity on their online maps and materials at almost the exact time of your post. Wondering if the two things might be related?…"
"If the Ashland County results "blow us away," literally millions of acres will become MUCH more prospective. It is wise to keep hyperbole in check, but words such as "transformative" and expressions such as "the…"
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