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Permits and Completions

2013

Drilling Permits

DEC issued 167 drilling permits in 2013, down 35% from the previous year:

  • 140 oil
  • 3 natural gas
  • 8 stratigraphic
  • 14 brine
  • 1 storage
  • 1 geothermal

In 2013 DEC issued permits for wells in 12 counties; the top 3 based on total permits were Cattaraugus (110), Allegany (27), and Wyoming (13).

  • Oil well drilling permits were issued for Cattaraugus (110), and Allegany (26), and Steuben (4) Counties.
  • Gas well drilling permits were issued for Chenango (2), and Erie (41) Counties.

Well Spuds and Completions

  • The number of wells spud (started) in 2013 was 149.
  • The total number of completions decreased 3% from 182 in 2012 to 176 in 2013.
  • Gas well completions decreased 8% from 12 in 2012 to 11 in 2013.
  • Oil well completions decreased 7% from 138 in 2012 to 129 in 2013.
  • Completions for other regulated well types in 2013 totaled 36.

Additional Information

Permits Issued by County and Town (PDF) (26 KB)


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