What should I do?
Advice for common situations and updates to Surface Owner's Guide
You probably can refuse (or maybe block) a horizontal well on your land
West Virginia Surface Owners' Guide to Oil and Gas
Erosion and Sediment Control Manual (that drillers must follow)
Reporting Violations: Information on Filing a Complaint with the WV DEP Office of Oil & Gas or the EPA
How a Gas Well Is Drilled Down Into the Ground, and What Can Go Wrong
Why Multiple Horizontal Wells from centralized well pads should be used for the Marcellus Shale
Well Spacing and Royalty Sharing (a.k.a. Pooling or Unitization or Lease Integration). What is it?
Lawyers, experts and water testers for surface owners
State Office of Oil and Gas
Information on the Marcellus Shale
More Helpful Links and How To Find Information On Particular Gas Wells
Marcellus Shale Play well examples
Photo slide show for drilling of small shallow well.
Surface Owner Stories
Mineral Owner Info