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The industrialization of rural West Virginia caused by the Marcellus Shale gas play
Resource Gallery WVSORO December 12, 2010
A few years ago, Marcellus Shale gas was unrecoverable, and West Virginia was a relative backwater in the oil and gas industry. The new techniques of high-volume hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have made a sea change in all of that. More
Tags: Marcellus shaleRural industrialization
WV SORO local meetings
Misc Gallery WVSORO November 1, 2010
Photos from a few local surface owner meetings held in 2008 through 2010More
Tags: Land useLeasingOil and Gas
Upshur County Marcellus Shale drilling site, before, during and after drilling
Bad Example GallerySurface Owner Story WVSORO September 23, 2009
Well site during active drilling to the Marcelllus Shale formation in Upshur County, West Virginia, in 2008. (An additional water storage pit is not in the photo.) Copyright WVSORO, June 2008. Permission to use may be obtained from WVSORO. More
Tags: Marcellus shale
What is the “Marcellus Shale”?
Resource Gallery WVSORO February 5, 2009
Basic information form the West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey.More
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Pictures of the Marcellus Shale formation outcrop
Misc Gallery WVSORO November 10, 2008
In most places in West Virginia the Marcellus Shale is thousands of feet under the ground. In the ridge and valley province of the Appalachian mountains, the rock strata buckled when Africa and North America collided eons ago. More
Tags: Marcellus shale
Bulldozer and Poor Road Construction and Maintenance
Bad Example Gallery WVSORO January 19, 2008
This is a drilling rig and other equipment being pulled to the next drill site by a bulldozer because the access road is in such bad shape that the drilling rig and truck cannot get there on their own. It is common practice for bulldozers to pull rigs and trucks in this fashion due to road conditions. More
Tags: Marcellus shaleRoads
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