Marcellus

Marcellus Shale ImageThe Marcellus shale play runs through northern Appalachia, primarily in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Ohio. It is part of the Devonian black shale and the thickness of the gas-producing rock is as much as 900 feet. The formation runs an estimated 600 miles north to south, and is estimated to hold as much as 500 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, about 50 tcf of which is recoverable using current technology. It is one of the richest gas fields in North America.

The proximity to customers in Eastern urban centers is what makes the Marcellus so desirable. Fort Worth-based Range Resources was one of the early players in the Marcellus and still has a huge position in the play. Norway’s Statoil has signed a joint venture with Chesapeake Energy to work together in the Marcellus, and other US and foreign companies also are involved in drilling and infrastructure development.

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Fruitland to Barnett to…

Oct 25, 2010 Have all of the large shale gas and oil fields in the US been found, as one chief executive officer claimed in mid-October?

Speakers say road work emerging issue in Marcellus development

Oct 25, 2010 Speakers at the 2010 Marcellus Summit continued to emphasize the importance of steady and open communications will all interested parties as the conference at Penn State University moved into its second and final day.

Regulators voice concerns at Marcellus shale conference

Oct 18, 2010

Producers and government officials should anticipate potential problems with shale gas development and be prepared to respond to them, participants on two panels said Oct. 11 at the 2010 Marcellus Summit in State College, Pa.

Pennsylvania Marcellus rules protect environment, official says

Oct 18, 2010

The Marcellus shale represents an amazing opportunity for Pennsylvania, and the state's government has responded by enacting what probably are the nation's toughest regulations covering well casing and cement, hydraulic fracturing fluid ingredient disclosures, and pressure tests before any well is drilled, a state environmental official said on Oct. 7.

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Oct 18, 2010

Speakers say road work emerging issue in Marcellus development

Oct 13, 2010

Speakers at the 2010 Marcellus Summit continued to emphasize the importance of steady and open communications will all interested parties as the conference at Penn State University moved into its second and final day.

NGLs are major part of Marcellus potential, says executive

Oct 13, 2010

Natural gas liquids can play a significant part in the Marcellus shale's development, but only if government regulators, community leaders, and producers work together, said an official from a company that has successfully marketed NGLs in Appalachia.

Regulators voice concerns at Marcellus shale conference

Oct 11, 2010

Producers and government officials should anticipate potential problems with shale gas development and be prepared to respond to them, participants on two panels said Oct. 11 at the 2010 Marcellus Summit in State College, Pa.

Industry climbs unconventional learning curves

Oct 11, 2010 The oil and gas industry is climbing technical, geological, operational, and political learning curves in tackling the numerous US unconventional gas and oil drilling plays, speakers told PennWell Corp.'s Unconventional Gas International Conference & Exhibition in Fort Worth on Oct. 5.

Watching Government: Pennsylvania tax rumblings

Oct 11, 2010 The Pennsylvania House of Representatives' passage of a bill establishing a natural gas severance tax less than 2 weeks before the 2010 Marcellus Summit opens at Pennsylvania State University was a dramatic reminder of the issue's importance in the Keystone State.

WoodMac: Majors buying into shale gas plays

Oct 11, 2010 North American large caps and smaller exploration and production companies now dominate the largest and most economically attractive US shale plays, but the majors and large cap foreign firms are moving in through mergers and acquisitions, said Wood Mackenzie Ltd., Edinburgh, in its latest corporate analysis.

Misrepresenting shale gas

Oct 11, 2010 Misrepresentation building in the eastern US threatens to limit a technology-based, multiple-location gas play that's reshaping energy markets in ways that benefit US interests such as national security, air quality, employment, and tax receipts.

Anschutz Exploration to sell Appalachian assets

Oct 7, 2010

Privately held Anschutz Exploration Corp., Denver, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Appalachian portion of its planned divestiture program to an undisclosed buyer.

Industry climbs unconventional learning curves

Oct 6, 2010

The oil and gas industry is climbing technical, geological, operational, and political learning curves in tackling the numerous US unconventional gas and oil drilling plays, speakers told PennWell Corp.’s Unconventional Gas International Conference & Exhibition in Fort Worth on Oct. 5.

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