Information on the Marcellus Shale

New webpage by ProPublica and Gazette-Mail showing well pads and other information

Understanding the environmental impacts of shale development — published 2018, by Daniel Soeder a highly qualified and very open early investigator of the Marcellus Shale.

Natural Gas Liquids Trail (storage, crackers, etc.)

Rogersville Shale; even newer, and further south, than the Marcellus and Utica

West Virginia Shale Development Falls Short of Economic Promise – February 2019

Marcellus Play “fairway” and rich gas areas — December 2010″

UticaShale by USGS.  Another shale may be coming (138 MB)


Congressional Research Service Documents related to Marcellus Shale

Community impacts

Horizontal Wells from centralized well sites should be used for the Marcellus Shale

Updates on the Blue Eagle Well Spacing Suit

Range Resources: Marcellus Shale Hydraulic Fracturing

Buried Secrets, ProPublica’s Ongoing Series on Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

For more informaition on fracturing to go the Earnthworks web site.

Natural gas drilling poses threat to region’s groundwater  (2/2/2010)

In order that you can better understand the facts about this formation and its potential development, we have located the following technical information.

Article written by WVSORO co-founder David McMahon published in the West Virginia State Bar magazine:  “The Marcellus Shale.  The need to change real estate transaction documents.

Pictures of the Marcellus Shale at the surface

River Alert Information Network

Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer  (US DOE, April 2009)

What is the “Marcellus Shale”? Basic information form the West Virginia Geologic and Economic Survey.

I want to find out what is in the water they use to “frac” a wells when they put it down and when it flows back. Is there a way I can do that?

Morgantown Dominion Post article on Marcellus Shale   August 16, 2009

New York State Paves Way for Gas Drilling With Release of Environmental Review   September 20, 2009

Riverkeeper Report on Problems  September 23, 2010

Marcellus Shale – Appalachian Basin Natural Gas Play

Another Shale Making Seismic Waves

Here is a Pennsylvania web site with a video that illlustrates how close together Marcellus Shale wells might be

Other web sites on the Marcellus Shale

Assessment of Undiscovered Natural Gas Resources in Devonian Black Shales, Appalachian Basin, Eastern U.S.A.

A primer on gas well gold rush: From the Marcellus Shale to horizontal drilling

West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey on the Marcellus in some of W.Va.

Groundwater Protection Council 2008 report on Hydraulic Fracturing Considerations for Natural Gas Wells of the Marcellus Shale

A technical presentation with photos on fracturing and stimulating this formation

Fracturing A Natural Gas Well

New York State regulators begin gathering information regarding frac fluids

What’s in that fracking fluid?

Environmental Working Group Report on Hydraulic Fracturing — “Drilling Around the Law”

A presentation on the Geology of the Marcellus Shale

EXCO Resources Map of Marcellus shale

OGAP Marcellus Shale Report

Marcellus Shale Development – Water Resource Challenges

News article on Marcellus Wells water beging processed by W. Va. water plants

Susquehanna River Basin Commission – Marcellus Shale Gas Well Development 

Pennsylvania: DEP Orders Partial Shutdown of Two Natural Gas Drilling Operations in Lycoming County

A map from the EIA showing gas reserve estimates for southern WV and western VA through 2001 

A map from the EIA showing gas reserve estimates for north western WV and southern OH through 2001

Unconventional natural gas reservoir could boost U.S. supply

Experts take new look at Appalachian Basin for deep reserves

Appalachia to the rescue {more details about Natural Gas field}

News article on companies interested in the Marcellus Shale

Links to many Pennsylvania news stories

Investors Perspective of Shale Valuations

UBS Shale Plays Analysis

2008 Oil & Gas Conference – Carrizo Oil Presentation

More info on Chesapeake

Chesapeake Reassesment of Marcellus Shale

Oil, gas wells face waste hurdle

Chesapeake horizontal drilling plans November, 2008

Chesapeake Sells Interest In Marcellus Shale Development

Colorado Establishes New Drilling Regulation

Mar 19 2024  Updates and Alerts
WV SORO 2024 Legislative Summary; ALERT: Landmen Buying Pore Space Rights
Mar 8 2024  News
Carbon dioxide storage hub seeks 80,000 acres across Western Pa., Ohio and West Virginia
Apr 22 2023  Leasing / Amendment Advice
A judge rules surface owners with unplugged, inactive wells on them can sue the driller to make them plug the well or sue for money to plug the well
Feb 20 2023  Blog
WVSORO comments on newest proposed EPA methane rule.
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