Ohio Mineral Rights

Ohio Mineral Rights have a history dating back to the mid 1800’s. The first commercial production of oil occurred in Washington County in 1860. Natural gas was later found in 1884. Ohio’s mineral rights owners have seen a total of 274,733 wells drilled, which ranks them 4th in the nation behind Texas, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Currently, most of Ohio’s oil and gas wells are “stripper” wells that produce less than 10 barrels of oil per day or roughly 70 mcf of gas per day.

Top Oil and Gas Producing Counties in Ohio

  • Cuyahoga County
  • Geauga County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • Licking County
  • Monroe County
  • Muskingum County
  • Perry County
  • Stark County
  • Trumbull County

Oil and Gas Companies Active in Ohio

  • Ashland Oil
  • Carter Resources
  • Columbia Natural Resources
  • D&L Energy
  • East Ohio Gas
  • Funk Exploration
  • Ohio Oil
  • Ramco Oil & Gas
  • Tri State Production
  • Viking Resources

Ohio Mineral Rights Links

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Program: http://www.ohiodnr.com/mineral/oil/tabid/10371/Default.aspx

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners. Start here if you’re a newbie.
  • Marcellus Shale Ohio – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of Ohio. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in OH.