Shocked and Persuaded


Separating Fact From Fiction

The Curious Case of the Shrinking Utica Shale Play

So the Utica shale oil and gas field seems to be shrinking before our very eyes and we took a look at the data to separate Ohio Department of Natural Resources expectations from the reality on the ground.

Here is a link to that piece and various other efforts from my colleagues at FracTracker including our effort to map the complete inventory of oil & gas wells here in the US.

Needless to say our regulators are woefully behind the times in keeping tabs on oil & gas productivity and their efforts are more lagging than leading.