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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Marcellus Shale News

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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Oct 4, 2010

New York

Sep 30, 2010

Mesa Energy Holdings Inc., Dallas, reported promising if modest flow test results from two vertical New York Marcellus shale wells on which limited frac stimulations were performed earlier this year.

Enerplus acquires acreage in Bakken, Marcellus shale plays

Sep 28, 2010

Enerplus Resources Fund, Calgary, said it bought several Bakken and Marcellus assets and sold its Kirby oil sands lease.

OGJ Newsletter

Sep 27, 2010

Marcellus gathering set in Wyoming County, Pa.

Sep 21, 2010

Citrus Energy Corp. let a contract to UGI Energy Services Inc. to gather Marcellus shale gas produced by Citrus in Wyoming County, Pa., for delivery to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.’s interstate pipeline in Susquehanna County, Pa.

OGJ Newsletter

Sep 20, 2010 International News for oil and gas professionals

Williams starts up Echo Springs expansion

Sep 14, 2010

Williams Partners LP, Tulsa, has begun operations on the fourth cryogenic processing train (TXP4) at its Echo Springs natural gas processing plant in Carbon County, Wyo.

Sumitomo Corp. acquires more US shale gas acreage

Sep 13, 2010 Rex Energy Corp. entered into a joint venture agreement with Sumitomo Corp. subsidiary Summit Discovery Resources II LLC, to sell and transfer interests valued at $140.4 million in its Marcellus shale assets in Pennsylvania.

Authorities eye Marcellus wells in gas leaks

Sep 10, 2010

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said it is continuing to investigate the source of methane detected in the Susquehanna River and at six private water wells in Wilmont Township, Bradford County.

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