The most important oil and gas developments in Ohio during 1963 were the discovery and development of substantial oil reserves in the Copper Ridge (Trempealeauan) Dolomite of Morrow County, and the development of significant gas reserves in the "Clinton" (Albion Sandstone) of Portage County. Of 1,155 new wells, 218 were gas, 530 oil, and 407 dry holes--a total footage of 3,070,369 feet. Exploratory drilling accounted for 207 tests (17.9 percent of new holes and 22.0 percent of total footage) with 14 gas wells, 27 oil wells, and 166 dry holes. Annual production was 6,03,500,000 Mcf of natural gas.

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