Hilcorp is ready to step up drilling in Utica shale play’s northern tier

Hilcorp Energy Co., the most active driller in the northern tier of the Utica shale play in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, is poised to begin aggressive development of its leasehold acreage in the Brinker field in Columbiana County, Ohio, reports the Youngstown Business Journal. Citing data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the newspaper says that Hilcorp recently applied for 25 new horizontal well permits that target three sites in Fairfield Township in the northern section of Columbiana County. For more, read the full story.