By Dan Larson
An extensive rewrite of Indiana’s oil and natural gas regulations is due for approval later this year and while operators have raised questions, for the most part the revisions are not seen as causing undue burdens, says the leader of the state’s industry association.
In the meantime, production of oil and gas from the state’s two traditional basins, the Illinois and Trenton, continues at a steady, if slowly declining pace, the president of the Indiana Oil & Gas Association says.
“Last year, there was some exploration of the Mississippian Lime in Gibson County, but for the most part, new drilling in Indiana has stopped,” reports Kyle Kingston, InOGA president. “There are some recompletes here and there and some operators are changing up their waterfloods, but as far as rig work, it is next to nil.”