Hilcorp’s First Utica Permit for Columbiana County, OH August 23, 2012 Columbiana County, Energy Companies, Hilcorp Energy, Ohio Hilcorp Energy has just received its first permit to drill a Utica Shale well in Columbiana County, Ohio. Although this is Hilcorp’s first permit, it is the 49th permit for Columbiana County. Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!) Related Post navigation Conservative Pushback for Gov. Kasich Drilling Tax IncreaseOhio Shale Drilling Starting to Expand South & West You do not have permission to view the comments. Click here to cancel reply. Please Login to post a comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email.