Ralph E. Davis Basin Study: Appalachian Basin
‘The Utica’ is a stacked play in the Appalachia Basin that includes both the Utica formation and underlying Point Pleasant formation. The Utica and Point Pleasant are both organic rich formations that extend across the Appalachian Basin from New York state to Tennessee however, the most prolific areas for this play are in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. There are currently 23 rigs operating in the Utica play Region. The Utica Shale accounts for much of the increase in oil and natural gas production in Ohio, The Appalachia Basin is the largest gas producing region in North America with the Utica being one of the main reasons why this is so (July 2018 production -- Gas: 29 Bcfd, Oil: 118 Mstbd).