More wells are coming to Southeast Michigan.

Is oil drilling just a Shelby Twp. problem?  NO!
The Nino Homes 1-6 Well is called a Wildcat well, Exploratory well and/or Test Well. These names are used when it is the first of many wells in the area. Mineral rights leases have been signed in Shelby twp., Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, White Lake Twp and Scio Twp. Seismic testing is occurring in Sterling Heights, Birmingham and Bloomfield Twp.

Exploration companies have obtained 20 permits for wells in the five-county region of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston so far in 2014, out of 86 total drilling permits statewide, according to data from the state Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals, a division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Per DEQ website, Fifteen (15) Counties in Southern Michigan:  Barry, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Calhoun, Jackson, Washtenaw, Wayne, Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe are spaced for the development of the Trenton and Black River Formations.,4561,7-135-3311_4111_4231-119972--,00.html

Per  In Jackson and Lenawee counties, there are more than 60 oil wells in just three years. Bringing with it concerns about potential earthquakes, contaminated drinking water and dangerous spills, an oil boom has hit the popular, pristine vacation destination of the Irish Hills in Jackson and Lenawee counties.

In Adrian, rows of pink flags mark the spots where oil companies are doing seismic testing to determine whether there’s oil below homes. Schools and colleges have leased out lands for oil drilling. Horses gaze across fields to pumping oil derricks.

The boom that began with discoveries of oil near tiny Napoleon three years ago has made Jackson County the state’s top oil producer. It produces about 2% of the oil customers consume statewide, a company executive said. Manistee County in northern Michigan is the second-highest producer, and Lenawee County is third.