What should I do?
Advice for common situations and updates to Surface Owner's Guide
You can refuse or 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
Why an old well is plugged, not “capped”; and how a well is supposed to be plugged; and why a lot of oversight of well pluggers is needed.
How a Gas Well Is Drilled Down Into the Ground, and What Can Go Wrong
What a depleted oil or gas well should look like after it is plugged
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
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