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UPDATE: Chesapeake Provides Another Promising Operations Update On The Utica
Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 | 0 Comments
UPDATE (05/01/13 10:00 am ET): Chesapeake hosted its first quarter earnings call this morning, during which the company spoke highly of its development in the Utica. As many know, Chesapeake is the largest operator in the Utica Shale and continues to invest heavily in Ohio.
Chesapeake is operating 14 rigs in Ohio and has developed 249 wells to date. They have 66 wells producing, with 86 waiting on pipeline and 97 in various stages of completion. The company also completed and tested three wells in Harrison and Carroll Counties, all of which proved to be significant:
- The Coe 34-12-4 1H in Carroll County achieved a peak rate of approximately 1,980 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day, which included 235 bbls of oil, 470 bbls of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and 7.6 mmcf of natural gas;
- The Henderson South 10-12-6 5H in Harrison County achieved a peak rate of approximately 1,625 boe per day, which included 755 bbls of oil, 240 bbls of NGL and 3.8 mmcf of natural gas; and
- The Scott 24-12-5 6H in Carroll County achieved a peak rate of approximately 1,530 boe per day, which included 285 bbls of oil, 350 bbls of NGL and 5.4 mmcf of natural gas.
Chesapeake brought a total of 13 wells online in the first quarter of 2013 with a an average peak rate of 1,200 barrels of oil equivalent per day, and the company is still on pace to reach its goal of 330 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (mmcfe) per day. As of the call this morning, Chesapeake is averaging 60 mmcfe per day.
Kinda makes that Bloomberg News story from a few weeks ago seem even more silly, huh?
–Original post from April 1, 2013–
In one of his first actions as the acting chief executive of Chesapeake Energy, Steve Dixon held an operations update conference call at 8:30 this morning. While many areas were covered, Dixon’s update on Chesapeake’s Utica Shale operations was worth noting as it provided a very positive picture of the Utica Shale’s potential.
According to the company’s data, Chesapeake has developed over 240 wells in the Utica/Point Pleasant formation. This accounts for approximately 75% of all development in the Utica Shale. With these assets alone, Chesapeake is currently producing 75 million cubic feet equivalent (mmcfe) of natural gas per day. Given the limited sample available these numbers are promising. In fact, Chesapeake estimates that if it’s production was unconstrained it would be capable of producing double its current production. Given that, looking forward Chesapeake has a target of 330 mmcfe a day, or 55,000 barrel of oil equivalent, by the end of 2013. While reaching this estimate depends greatly on processing and pipeline infrastructure coming online as scheduled, the initial outlook in reaching this goal provides reason for optimism.
Also covered on the call was a production update from one of Chesapeake’s wells in Carroll County. The pad, called the Scott Unit, has 6 laterals. Chesapeake was able to get development costs down to an average of $6.5 million a lateral on the pad, a notable reduction in cost from the play’s average well cost of $8-$10 million. In addition to getting well costs down, the numbers being produced by the Scott Unit wells also look promising according to figures referenced during the call.
We drilled six wells from a common PAD with average 24-hour restricted test rates of 1,250 boe per day, which included 310 barrels of oil, 200 barrels of NGL, with ethane not recovered, and 4.4 mmcf of natural gas per day, at flowing tubing pressures exceeding 3000 psi.- Steven C. Dixon, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chesapeake Energy
While Chesapeake’s initial results are encouraging, the company’s opportunity for future Utica growth seems even more encouraging taking into account that companies like MarkWest, and others, will continue to expand Ohio’s midstream infrastructure assets throughout the year. This will allow Chesapeake, and other upstream producers, to develop additional wells that will enable more natural gas and natural gas liquids to be brought to market.
Thanks to these early successes, Chesapeake’s data on the play’s productivity and expected forthcoming investments, Dixon outlined some pretty prolific estimates for Utica Shale wells it will develop in the coming years. Specifically, Dixon stated;
Based on Chesapeake’s geoscientific, petrophysical and engineering research during the past two years – and the results and detailed analysis of wells we have drilled to date – Chesapeake is targeting ultimate reserve recoveries of 5 to 10 billion cubic feet equivalent (bcfe) per well in the Utica, depending on location and commodity mix within the play.- Steven C. Dixon, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Chesapeake Energy
Again Chesapeake is leading the way in the Utica Shale. As they continue to bring more wells on line without processing constraints, they will be putting up great numbers. Hopefully by years end, constraints will be relieved so eastern Ohio can see the true potential Chesapeake and others are providing thanks to Utica Shale development.
Trucking Job Fair Shows Growing Importance of Shale in Ohio
Friday, April 5th, 2013 | 0 Comments
This week, Oilfield Trucking Solutions, an affiliate of Chesapeake Energy Corporation, held a job fair in New Philadelphia in hopes of finding more than 20 qualified workers to drive water trucks in Canton and Wheeling. As many have heard around the Buckeye State, truck drivers are in high demand, and a large part of the 38,000 jobs shale development created in the state last year were in the trucking industry.
Oilfield Trucking Solutions attracted more than 90 applicants to the job fair, meaning more than four applicants showed up for each job available. Indeed, with high unemployment rates throughout the country, many are looking for well-paying jobs, and work connected to the oil and gas industry certainly fits the bill.
Since we all recognize the need to connect the best-qualified workers with available jobs, organizations like the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) are partnering with training centers, universities, and technical schools to help train a workforce for the industry.
Jobs in the trucking industry specifically have a variety of requirements, including commercial driving experience, a Class A license, and the ability to pass background checks and road tests. Finding applicants that can check all those boxes can sometimes be difficult, which is another reason why OOGEEP has committed to helping train the next generation of Ohio’s workforce.
As more jobs become available throughout the industry, whether direct or indirect supply chain jobs, Ohioans need to be prepared to work in a safe and highly regulated industry. Although we’re still in the early stages of Ohio’s shale development, companies like Chesapeake and their affiliates have already hired thousands of Ohioans. Chesapeake alone has hired more than 550 people since the company came here in 2010. The company has paid more than $34 million in wages and spent around $3.3 billion on capital investment.
As companies continue to invest in Ohio’s future, we’ll see more Ohioans getting the jobs they need — and a continued revitalization of Ohio’s economy. The recent job fair is but a snapshot in the broader progress being made, and that’s certainly good news for our state.
Oil & Gas Industry Links Up With Logistics Council
Thursday, March 21st, 2013 | 0 Comments
This week the Columbus Region Logistics Council (CRLC) hosted an educational event titled “Central Ohio Logistics and the Shale Play”. CRLC members got first hand advice and information from key people in the industry including Rhonda Reda of the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP), Mark Matusick of Chesapeake Energy, and Linda Woggon of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and Ohio Shale Coalition. The council saw the need to educate the members after learning shale development will benefit and affect all of Ohio, not just eastern counties.
It made sense for CRLC to get involved and understand their potential role in the shale supply chain because much of their mission benefits the growing oil and gas industry. The CRLC aims to do the following:
- Fostering a logistics – friendly business environment
- Developing and enhancing an advanced logistics infrastructure
- Infusing working-class logistics technology into regional industry
- Building a high-skill workforce for a competitive advantage
Members of CRLC first heard from Rhonda Reda with the OOGEEP. She gave an Oil & Gas 101 while also explaining to the crowd where the industry is today and also how to interpret things they hear in the media. For example, she told members to be wary of headlines. Over the past year, some media outlets have claimed the oil and gas industry is slowing down and less wells are being drilled than ever before. The latter is true, but it’s misleading. She explained that because of technology, we can develop less wells but produce more oil and natural gas. She also explained the difference between Ohio and other states including what is actually coming out of the ground and where we are with midstream development.
Since the council’s pillars include workforce training, Reda highlighted some of OOGEEP’s work including teacher training, firefighter training, and the organization working with more than 55 training centers, universities, vocational schools, and technical centers in Ohio. She ended her presentation by giving some advice. She told the crowd to find out where their company fits in. She urged them to find out what their good at and find out how that benefits the industry.
Next, Linda Woggon Executive Vice President of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Ohio Shale Coalition, talked about the economics of Ohio’s shale development and how big it could really be. She explained the Coalition’s economic assessment and the benefits coming Ohio’s way including jobs, investment and tax revenue. She took time during the event to chat with Energy In Depth about the event:
I specifically talked to them about our economic assessment study. It showed them how this is going to have a broad impact on Ohio’s economy. Whether you’re upstream, midstream, or downstream there’s an opportunity for everyone. We’re going to create thousands of jobs and have a huge impact on growing Ohio—Linda Woggon (:18)
Mark Matusick of Chesapeake Energy gave CRLC members an industry perspective. First, he gave the crowd and update on Chesapeake’s operations in Ohio. He stated they are the largest leaseholder in the state and have hired 550 employees since coming to Ohio in 2010. They’ve paid $34 million in wages and spent $3.3 billion on capital investment. They’ve spent $50 million direct investment on Ohio roads, upgrading more than 150 miles.
He then focused on explaining the different jobs available to Ohioans from the shale play. He said most of the jobs won’t be direct, working with actual operators. He said many will be indirect and induced. Of the 38,000 jobs created by shale development last year, only 4,000 were direct. Therefore, there are many opportunities for those in the logistics industry.
Overall, the CRLC hosted a great event. Many members had insightful questions for the speakers and were eager to get involved. If there’s something we’ve learned over the past two years, it’s that every industry has a role in Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry.
Tags: Chesapeake, chesapeake energy, Columbus Region Logistics Council, Economy, Energy In Depth, Energy in Depth - Ohio, Jobs, Linda Woggon, Ohio, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program, Ohio Shale Coalition, OOGEEP, Rhonda Reda, Shale, Utica Shale
Chesapeake Donates Vehicles to County Law Enforcement
Monday, January 28th, 2013 | 1 Comment
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is giving back to the community once again in Utica Shale country. The company recently celebrated 2013 by donating Chevy Tahoes to law enforcement agencies in Columbiana and Carroll counties. Both counties are highly involved in the Utica Shale play.
The vehicles are specially customized and will help the departments with costs by filling a need for the K9 and SWAT units. Pete Kenworthy, Manager of Media Relations for Utica operations, explained why Chesapeake chose to donate the vehicles:
Local law enforcement officers play a vital role in our communities, often making personal sacrifices for the betterment of others. We want to do everything we can to provide them with the tools they need to safely do their jobs to the best ability—Pete Kenworthy, Manager, Media Relations
Carroll County has already received their donation and Columbiana County will be accepting their Tahoe tomorrow. Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams explained how the donation effects his department:
We are very appreciative of this donation. It saves us about $20,000 and will be used for regular patrol work around the county—Dale Williams, Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams
Since Chesapeake began its Utica Shale operations, the company has been giving back to Ohio communities. Through their Operation Blue program, employees donate four hours of work each summer to volunteer in local communities in their operating area. This past summer, EID visited two Operation Blue sites. At one site, employees cleared brush at a nature preserve to create a seating area. At another, the volunteers were created wood platforms for boy scouts to place their tents when the ground is wet. Chesapeake also helped out during last summer’s storm by clearing debris at a cemetery and donating a generator to a senior citizens center.
Chesapeake is serving Belmont County as well. Chesapeake employee Jacque Bland serves on the United Way Campaign Cabinet for the county. Last February, Chesapeake partner DPS Penn donated $5,000 to the Coat Closet in Belmont, keeping them from going out of business. The organization provides infants, children, and even adults with free winter coats.
The community efforts of Chesapeake are not overlooked and it’s easy to see why they were ranked to FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For list for the sixth consecutive year. We look forward to covering Chesapeake’s production in the Utica Shale and their community involvement in Ohio.
Chesapeake Named One of FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For
Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | 0 Comments
No surprise here; Chesapeake Energy has been named to FORTUNE Magazine’s Best Companies to Work For list for the sixth consecutive year. After an incredible 2012, the company ranked #26 in the nation, improving from #32 last year. Chesapeake has been a vital part of Ohio’s shale development, and the economic and community benefits putting the state back on track. EID has met countless Chesapeake employees and featured many on our blog. Visiting their Operation Blue program this summer and after meetings with their landowners, it’s easy to see why they were featured on the list.
Martha A. Burger, Chesapeake’s Senior Vice President – Human & Corporate Resources echoed the positive recognition:
We believe our workplace culture allows Chesapeake to recruit and retain some of the industry’s best talent. We are extremely proud of our nearly 12,000 employees who consistently deliver outstanding performance, quality, innovation and collaboration, even when faced with the cyclical nature of our industry—Martha A. Burger
Archie W. Dunham, Chesapeake’s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, notes the meaning behind being ranked on FORTUNE:
In addition to our extraordinarily high quality assets below ground, Chesapeake has built an asset base of tremendous breadth, value and energy above ground – our employees. It is a tribute to our management team for their excellence and efforts that Chesapeake has now been recognized among the 100 Best Companies to Work For six years running—Archie W. Dunham
EID has recounted their efforts above and below ground. Back in November, we noted their encouraging production results in Harrison and Carroll Counties. Chesapeake has spent $3.3 billion in Ohio, and been a good neighbor throughout their time in the Buckeye State. Leasing with Chesapeake has even allowed one landowner to reinvest in his dairy farm. We’ve sat down with several landowners that have contracts with Chesapeake, and have all had good things to say.
It’s been my experience that life is a series of trade-offs, and about another ten years, it was about to be real quiet around Carrollton. Any time you have industry, you have coal mining, you have oil wells, you’re going to have some inconvenience. But so far, Chesapeake has done everything they said they would, and it’s certainly better than watching the community die on the vine—Jim Long (1:31)
Aside from developing the shale beneath our feet, Chesapeake gives back to eastern Ohio through community involvement. With Operation Blue, an annual summer program, Chesapeake employees give a minimum of four hours of company time to conduct community service. EID visited two of their sites in eastern Ohio this summer to talk to some of the employees about their experiences. At one site, employees were constructing wooden platforms for the Boy Scouts to put their tent on while camping. At another, the teams were clearing brush at a nature center to create a seating area. Jesse Redwine, a Chesapeake employee, explained how they help:
This is one of the things that I was pushing for. I know that our industry gets a lot of criticism over, maybe lack of information, about how we damage things, but this is a complete representation about how we do care about the environment—Jesse Redwine, Chesapeake Energy (:29)
In the past two summers, thousands of employees have volunteered more than 57,000 hours. The company even provided storm relief to Guernsey County during the big storm in early July. Companies like Chesapeake will be present in Ohio for years to come as shale development continues to grow. It’s important the oil and gas industry attracts and employs competent and hard-working people, and Chesapeake is a perfect example. We have no doubt they’ll make next year’s FORTUNE list for the seventh consecutive year.
EID Celebrates Chesapeake’s Two Year Anniversary in Ohio
Friday, January 4th, 2013 | 0 Comments
Anyone who has heard about Ohio’s Utica Shale, has heard of Chesapeake Energy. The Oklahoma-based company started developing the Utica in December of 2010, marking last month its two-year anniversary in Ohio. Since coming to the Buckeye State, Chesapeake has spent $3.3 billion in capital expenditures and has acquired an industry leading 1.3 million acres.
The company is currently operating 13 rigs in Ohio and have explored a total of 134 Utica wells. At the end of September 2012, Chesapeake operated 32 producing wells, had 37 waiting on pipeline and 65 in various stages of complete. Their investment and involvement in the play has translated to an incredible amount of jobs and community improvements for Ohio.
In January of 2011, Chesapeake employed 40 people in Ohio. The company now employs 550 people who live in the state of Ohio and pay an annual salary for those employees totaling more than $32 million.
Chesapeake also helps the communities surrounding their production and where their own employees reside. They’ve spent more than $58 million on road improvement projects in Ohio. Many areas in eastern Ohio that had dirt roads now have two-lane paved roads. As far as philanthropy, Chesapeake has donated nearly $1 million to organizations throughout the area. Through their Operation Blue program, Chesapeake employees have volunteered more than 800 hours of their time for community projects. In July, the company even helped out with storm relief in Guernsey County. Ohio can also look forward to seeing a pink Nomac rig this year at a Chesapeake site, meant to raise awareness for breast cancer research.
In the past year, Energy in Depth has covered much of Chesapeake’s good news and involvement in the state. From talking to landowners to reporting production results, we’ve been glad to be a part of a Utica Shale success story. Tuscarawas County native and Chesapeake’s Senior Director of Government Affairs, Keith Fuller, shares our excitement:
Having grown up in this part of Ohio, it is exciting to see so many locals benefit from the increased jobs, investment and personal wealth associated with Utica Shale development. And we, at Chesapeake, look forward to further expanding the benefits of this economic opportunity—Keith Fuller
We look forward to reporting more good news from Chesapeake over the next year as they plan to develop 200 more wells. Along with other companies involved in the Utica Shale play, they will continue to bring jobs, revenue, and local benefits to communities across eastern Ohio.
Oil Production On The Rise In Ohio
Monday, December 10th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Oil production increased by 1.43% in Ohio in 2011 based on the forty-seventh edition of the Ohio Oil & Gas Summary (The McCormac Report) by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The McCormac Report, named after Mike McCormac, ODNR’s oil and gas permitting manager, found that Ohio produced 73.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 4.9 million barrels of oil in 2011. The combined market value of crude oil and natural gas production in Ohio was $747,714,808 bringing significant revenue to the state.
In 2011, Ohio operators developed 460 oil and gas wells in 42 of Ohio’s 88 counties. Knox and Stark Counties were the most active counties, although we will see this trend change significantly in 2012 with the increased production of the Utica Shale. Of the 460 wells developed, there were 333 productive completions and 27 dry holes, equaling to a 93% success rate, a pretty good track record for Ohio’s operators.
The first horizontal Utica/Point Pleasant Shale well was developed and put into production in 2011. Overall, 25 wells were developed in 10 counties, with Carroll County being the most active with 12 wells. During 2011, 5 wells were put into production with the remainder of wells waiting to be completed or put into production. One of those wells developed in Carroll County actually set a record for the longest length of a well 14,445 feet, a number that will soon be broken when next year’s report comes out.
As we have seen in 2012, Utica permits have significantly increased with over 375 permits issued with Carroll County remaining the hotspot of Utica activity with over 136 permitted in the county. Thanks to multiple announcements by companies producing tremendous wells, Harrison County is following Carroll County with 57 permits issued. Columbiana County comes in third place in permit activity with 52. Rounding out the top five are Guernsey and Jefferson Counties with each issuing 18 permits over the past year.
Thanks to the increased permit activity, Ohio has seen astounding production numbers coming from the Utica by companies like Chesapeake and Gulfport. The production rates have added enthusiasm throughout the oilfield by companies hoping to be part of this great opportunity. It seems as though every week there is an announcement of a new company investing in Ohio, providing new revenue and jobs for its residents.
When the 2012 McCormac Report comes out, I have a feeling we will see counties like Carroll and Harrison continuing to leading the state. In that report, Ohio should also see even more increase in oil and natural gas production thanks to the development of the Utica Shale.
Nomac Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 | 0 Comments
October is more than ghosts, ghouls and Halloween candy – it’s also the national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As we move into November and into the white-noise of this year’s elections, EID-Ohio would like to highlight Nomac Drilling’s recent rig makeover. The Chesapeake affiliate features a pink ribbon design on Rig 71’s doghouse in tribute to breast cancer awareness. “Doghouse” is an industry nickname for the steel room adjacent to the rig floor housing the driller’s controls.
If you’ve ever been on a rig tour, you know the large pink design would be hard to miss. Rig 71 is one of Nomac’s new state-of-the-art PeakeRigs, featuring alternating current (AC) control technology and improved mobilization for an enhanced working environment. Currently, Rig 71 is being built in Oklahoma City, and will be in operation this December.
Where is the pink rig’s first stop? Ohio’s Utica Shale of course. The Buckeye State can look forward to seeing this during the holiday season:
According to NewsOK.com, the diamond plate pattern in the backdrop is aimed to look like the rig floor. The design is a mash up of the feminine-colored awareness ribbon and the male-dominated industry putting it on display. NewsOK.com explained how the idea came about, quoting Nomac President Jay Minmier:
He said the idea, which came from a worker in Pennsylvania, was embraced quickly by other Nomac employees. Most of the company’s 3,000 employees are men, but they all have mothers, wives and daughters.
“It’s not often that you see pink in the field, but our employees wanted to show their support for this worthy cause,” Minmier said. “Our work is tough, but not as tough as battling breast cancer.”
“As we work in areas across the country, we hope this pink ribbon doghouse serves as a reminder of the importance of finding a cure.”—Drilling Rig to Raise Awareness of Breast Cancer 10/26/12
Nomac’s pink ribbon doghouse builds on Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s recent donation of $10,000 to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Central and Western Oklahoma chapter.
It is another example of the extensive community service Chesapeake has done here in Ohio, as we reported earlier on this summer’s Operation Blue community service program. As Chesapeake continues to develop the Utica Shale and help in Ohio’s economic revitalization, it’s clear they will continue to be a good neighbor to the Buckeye State’s communities and families.
Today is the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness month. We’d like to applaud Chesapeake and Nomac for working to raise awareness on an important issue – one that has impacted many lives, and many families. To learn more about how you can join the fight to help cure breast cancer, or to make a contribution, be sure to visit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The Sunday Shale Show: Guest Mark Matusick, Manager, Chesapeake Energy
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Energy in Depth – Ohio sat down with Mark Matusick, Manager of Corporate Development, of Chesapeake Energy in Ohio on the Sunday Shale Show to talk about some of the key issues of the day regarding natural gas development in Ohio and what role Chesapeake Energy has in Utica shale development. Mr. Matusick was able to share with us about what a Master Service Agreement is and how local vendors get one with Chesapeake Energy.
Don’t make that first phone call yet to the big E&P companies, Chesapeake, make sure you take some time and educate yourself on the industry.
Mr. Matusick comments about how shale development does not come without its challenges. Challenges however that have been overcome by people in government working together to solve them. The Road Usage maintenance Agreement is one such example.
Energy in Depth – Ohio thanks Mr. Matusick for joining us on The Sunday Shale Show to talk about natural gas development. Given today’s current regulatory structure and economic climate, Ohio has much to gain from the exploration and production of natural gas. These are exciting times in Ohio and with the companies like Chesapeake and their leadership working directly or indirectly with the oil and gas industry will surely continue to benefit because of all of this growth and potential.
Stay tuned for the next Sunday Shale Show!
Utica Shale Makes More Jobs Available to Ohioans
Thursday, September 13th, 2012 | 0 Comments
Yesterday, EID-Ohio traveled to Youngstown State University for Performance Technologies’ Oil and Gas Career Fair. Performance Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation that provides pressure pumping services for natural gas and oil well stimulation treatments. Though they didn’t plan to fill all their needed positions yesterday, when fully staffed the company is looking to have 150-200 people on board. In Ohio, they’ll be in a temporary facility until the Utica Field Office in Louisville is complete.
By 11:00 a.m., just one hour into the five-hour event, 100 eager prospects showed up. By the end of the day 150 people interviewed for the four different types of positions available. These include electronics technicians, equipment operators, field supervisors, and maintenance technicians. As prospects entered the event, they excitedly saw that Chesapeake has been featured on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list four years in a row and that the positions come with excellent compensation and benefit packages. It’s easy to see why so many people showed up to interview with Performance Technologies.
EID-O spoke with Aegeda Riggins, a Recruiting Supervisor for Chesapeake, who took a break from interviewing candidates to talk about the event and the incredible opportunities the oil and gas industry is bringing to Ohio:
We’ve been proud to assist people who are unemployed to come and work in this industry—Aegeda Riggins, Recruiting Supervisor, Chesapeake Energy (:20)
As we’ve found in our travels around the state, Chesapeake isn’t alone in hiring. Companies big and small have given Ohioans a second chance by providing relief from unemployment, something unexpected in the Buckeye State. Be sure to check out our Jobs Microsite for more shale industry opportunities around Ohio. There is no doubt that more opportunities will continue to come.